Debutants Comoros beat the four-time champions by a 3-2 scoreline to record their maiden victory in the continental showpiece.Speaking in a post-match interview, Black Stars coach Rajevac said his focus is the World Cup so he will stay on despite the heartbreak.“I will not resign, because I came to take this team to the World Cup,” the Serbian said after the game.“We didn’t start the game against Comoros how we wanted and we conceded an early goal. It was a poor start for us and and then the red card to Andre Ayew changed everything. I think Comoros deserved this win because they played very well than us.”
Ghana needed a win over the Islanders and hope for a next round stage of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations tournament but succumbed to Comoros.
El Fardou Ben Nabouhane put the islanders ahead early on, and Ghana then went down to 10 men when Andre Ayew was shown a straight red card.Ahmed Mogni doubled the lead before the Black Stars fought back to make it 2-2. However, Mogni tapped in his second in the 85th minute to inflict Ghana’s first group-stage exit since 2006.
The result will go down as one of the biggest shocks in Nations Cup history as Comoros scored at the finals for the first time and then went on to record their maiden victory.Incredibly, the side ranked 132nd in the world now have a chance to reach the knockout stages as one of four best-ranked third-placed sides.