World Cup 2022: Ghana’s Ayew scores Africa’s first goal in Qatar

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Ghana attacking midfielder Andre Ayew scored Africa’s first goal in the 2022 FIFA World Cup during their 3-2 loss to Portugal on Thursday.

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With the scoreline 1-0 in favour of Portugal courtesy of Cristiano Ronaldo’s penalty goal, Ayew struck in the 73rd minute to draw Ghana level.

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This marked Africa’s first goal at this global showpiece, while the second goal was scored by Osman Bukari although it proved to be a consolation as Portugal had already scored their third.

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The two goals also marked Africa’s first goals at this 22nd edition of the World Cup after the other four African teams failed to score in their opening games.

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Andre Ayew of Ghana during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Last 16 match between Ghana and Tunisia at the Ismailia Stadium, Ismailia on the 08 July 2019 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

HOW DID THE OTHER FOUR AFRICAN TEAMS FARE IN THEIR OPENING WORLD CUP MATCHES?

Senegal 0-2 Netherlands
Tunisia 0-0 Denmark
Cameroon 0-1 Switzerland
Morocco 0-0 Croatia

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