Ghana Paraded what looked like her first team going into the AFCON, with Captain Andre Ayew starting alongside brother Jordan Ayew.
The two teams who have travelled all the way to Dubai to acclimatize were harshly welcome by a hot weather condition of almost 40°c, the weather affected the play of Tue two teams whose players resorted to frequently visiting the touchline for water.
Ghana lifted their game before the 3pth minute mark, with the midfield duo of Kwadwo Asamoah, and Thomas Partey exchanging some beautiful passes.
South Africa kept their composure on the ball, and prevented the Ghanaians from causing any harm.
Both teams guarded against any form of complacency.
The two teams ended the first half with no serious threat to each other.
Back into second half, and Coach Stuart Baxter changed his enter starting Line, yet still Ghana could not break their back.
Coach Kwesi Appiah’ teams probed further to break the South Africans to no avail, Ghana Made 8 changes by introducing Samuel Owusu, Kwabena Owusu, Afriyie Acquah, Asamoah Gyan, Caleb Ekuban, Mubarak Wakaso, Baba Rahman, and Jonathan Mensah.
The hot weather condition called for two water breaks in both halves of the game.
The changes brought some light into the Ghanaian play,yet could not score, bringing the game to a scoreless draw at the Dubai Police Academy Stadium.
Ghana XI vs South Africa
Andre Dede Ayew