Cameroon 0-0 Ghana: Black Stars players rated
Ghana remain winless at the Africa Cup of Nations after they were held to a 0-0 draw by Group F leaders Cameroon at the Ismailia Stadium on Saturday.The Black Stars could only manage a 2-2 draw against Benin in their opening game and they were frustrated again versus a Cameroon side who move on to four points at the group’s summit.Joy Sports Owuraku Ampofo rates each of the Ghana players after their stalemate with defending champions Cameroon.Richard Ofori – 7A one man barricade as he denied Cameroon on a couple of occasions. His stand moment was keeping Bassogog’s effort from just 15 yards. Andy Yiadom – 6Did his job defensively but left a lot to be desired in the attack. His crosses were off-colour and he blew an opportunity in the late stages to secure the victory for Ghana.Jonathan Mensah – 7.5A man of the match performance for the man who came in for the suspended John Boye. He blocked a Bassogog attempt from point blank range and also produced a last-ditch tackle on Ekambi who was through on goal.Kassim Nuhu – 7 Repelled most of the Cameroon crosses and was very composed on the ball. Baba Rahman – 6.5Made one mistake in the first half that led to Cameroon almost breaking the deadlock. He recovered well from that and had a good first half keeping checks on Bassogog.Mubarak Wakaso – 5.5Too many unforced errors, his passing accuracy was low but he kept winning some battles in midfield. Thomas Partey – 4.5Hasn’t come to the Party yet. Another disappointing performance from the Atletico Madrid midfielder.Andre Ayew – 5Kept things simple and but didn’t see a lot of the ball and that was because he didn’t impose himself.Christian Atsu – 3 A pre-mature game for the winger who lasted just 15 minutes. He had a good attempt on goal from 25 yards but suffered an injury in the process and was replaced by Samuel Owusu.Kwadwo Asamoah – 4He finally got his chance in midfield but didn’t look comfortable in his wide role. He was a shadow of himself as he barely contributed to the overall play.Jordan Ayew – 5He was left isolated on numerous occasions and was bullied frequently but he still run tirelessly around. He looked more involved when he played with Gyan up top. Samuel Owusu – 4.5Got into some really good positions but as the case with many youngsters, his decision making and final balls let him down.Asamoah Gyan – N/AKwabena Owusu – N/A— Follow all the tournament games with #JoyAFCON. There’s live radio commentary on Joy 99.7FM, post-match programs on Joy FM, JoyNews TV (available via MultiTV Digibox and on DStv channel 421), Joy Prime (on DStv 281), analysis shows, and fan zones. Follow complete social media coverage on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram with @JoySportsGH.