Ghana’s Black Stars suffered defeat in the hands of South Africa on Monday evening in their second FIFA World Cup qualifier at the FNB stadium.
The Ghanaians started the game on a blistering pace with a composed play in the middle of the field and controlled the game in the opening exchanges of the match.
Fatawu Mohammed sent a pinpoint pass to Joel Fameyeh but the attacker was brought down by the last South African defender who only saw a yellow card for his offence.
South Africa came close to scoring when Richard Ofori failed to grab a free-kick at once but the Stars blushes was spared when Percy Tau blasted over the bar from the rebound.
Tau later scored a legitimate goal but only for the assistant referee to raise his flag to disallow the hosts the opener.
The first half ended goalless.
In the second half of the match, the home team were more determined to break the deadlock as they occasionally pushed Ghana to resort to defending.
Ghana’s goalie, Richard Ofori was once again left off the hook when he committed a howler but the South Africans striker missed from two yards out.
The home team scored the winner on the 83rd minute through Bongokuhle Hlongwane who capitalized on the poor defending from the Stars.
Ghana failed to get a single shot on target throughout the 90 minutes of the match.
South Africa moves to first on the table with four points from two games while Ghana sit second with three points with Ethiopia and Zimbabwe set to play tomorrow.