Ghana were held back at home after drawing 1-1 with Algeria in the first leg of the final qualifier for the Africa U23 Cup of Nations.
The Black Meteors could not capitalize on home advantage as they displayed a lackluster performance at the Accra Sports Stadium.
Coach Ibrahim Tanko’s team lucked cohesion throughout the game and struggled to get their game plan move smoothly.
Striker Dauda Mohammed scored from the penalty spot in the second half to cancel out …first half strike for the visitors.
Ghana could barely make anything out of the few opportunities created as the likes of Bernard Tekpetey, Joseph Paintsil, Osman Bukari and captain Yaw Yeboah came out as culprit with the latter missing a penalty in the first half.
The introduction of Joel Fameye could not change things for the Black Meteors who now faces an uphill task to beat Algeria in Algiers in the return leg on Tuesday.
By Frank Darkwah