The senior national team of Ghana [ Black stars] got their Africa Cup of Nations campaign underway in a triumphant style after seeing off the Cranes of Uganda at Stade de Port-Gentil this evening.
It was not a vintage Stars’ performance as Andrew Ayew’s first half spot kick was what did the difference in hugely fought group D encounter.
Black stars dominated the first department of the duel before Asamoah Gyan was fouled to prove what the match decider was.
The Ugandans came strongly in the second half but the steadily display of the Stars denied the Cranes’ equalizer.
Ghana takes its next opponent Mali in the second group game on Saturday January 21.
Ghana XI v Uganda:
Thomas Teye Partey
Christian Atsu Atsu