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Ghana reclaim top spot in Gp 5

Sulley Muntari
Muntari scored to help the Black Stars beat Gabon

Portsmouth winger Sulley Muntari scored as Ghana reclaimed top spot in their World Cup qualifying group with a 2-0 home win over Gabon on Sunday.

Muntari got the second goal in the Group Five match in Accra, the first time the Black Stars had played at the Ohene Djan stadium since their semi-final defeat in the African Nations Cup in February.

Striker Prince Tagoe put Ghana 1-0 up after 30 minutes as he flicked the ball on with his head and then ran past two defenders to score.

Muntari got the second goal with a close-range shot from Quincy Owusu-Abeyie's cross.

Ghana lead Libya on goal difference at the top of the standings.

Libya beat a desperately poor Lesotho outfit 4-0 at home in their qualifier in Tripoli on Friday.

Osama Salah got Libya off to a perfect start with a fourth-minute goal after taking advantage of a defensive slip-up.

The 'Greens' scored thrice in the second half to complete the rout of the Group Five strugglers.

Defenders Omar Dawood and Younis al-Shibani were among the second-half marksmen for the home side.

Midfielder Hesham Shaban completed the scoring nine minutes from full-time at the 60,000-seat National Stadium in the Libyan capital city.




see also
2010 World Cup Qualifiers
14 Jun 08 |  African
Black Stars downed but Libya win
15 Jun 08 |  African


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