By Victor Kanayo
Comoros on Tuesday night stunned Ghana 1-0 in the ongoing 2026 World Cup qualifier in their group encounter.
The defeat signals a big blow to Ghana’s black stars hopes of qualifying for the mundial in 2026.
It was actually Myziane Maolida’s strike late in the first half that secured a famous victory for the Coelacanths, who rise to the top of the standings as the only team to have taken all six points on offer thus far.
As for the Black Stars, they are placed third on three points after failing to build on their opening win over Madagascar last week.
Mali are second on four points, with Madagascar (three), Central African Republic (one) and Chad (zero) making up the rest of the standings.
Ghana were the more fluid team in the opening half-hour of the match, with the likes of Antoine Semenyo and the Ayew brothers, Jordan and Andre, combining well to create some decent chances, though they failed to test Comoros goalkeeper Salim Ben Boina.
The teams will return to World Cup qualifier action in June of 2024, with Ghana facing Mali and Central Africa Republic, while Comoros will battle Madagascar and Chad.
In group C, Rwanda surprisinly beat South Africa 2-0 in the qualifier.
The outcome means that Nigeria with only two points after two matches will hope to move on and get their qualification on track.