AFCON 2015 Ghana 1-2 Senegal: Player Ratings

GHANA

Razak Brimah 5

Made one decent save from a Mame Biram Diouf free-kick but was flapping throughout the game.

Harrison Afful 5

Hardly got forward and was uncomfortable when players directly ran at him.

Daniel Amartey 6

Showed some composure on the ball and was decent in the air.

Jonathan Mensah 5.5

As a senior member of the side he made some bizarre decisions, but he wasn’t awful.

Mohamed Awal 4

Very poor on the ball and extremely erratic, true indictment of Ghana’s depth at centre-back.

Abdul Baba Rahman 5

Looked very nervous and didn’t get forward much at all.

Mohammed Rabiu 5

Was swamped in the middle of the park which forced him to make a few tactical fouls.

Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu 5

Ran about a lot as always but his lack of game intelligence is always detrimental to the side.

Andre Ayew 6

Dispatched his penalty well enough and executed his shuttling role decently in the first half.

Christian Atsu 5

Started very brightly with smart runs but faded badly.

Jordan Ayew 6

He was excellent in the first half and should have scored, isolated in the second period.

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SENEGAL

Bouna Coundoul 5

Conceded a penalty and looked pretty shaky but had little to do in the second half.

Papy Djilobodji 5

Roasted by Jordan Ayew and Atsu early on and played silly long balls, hauled off in second half tactical switch.

Kara Mbodj 6

Distributed well from the back and won more aerial battles than any other player.

Ludovic Sane 6

Had little to do but he was assured defensively when his side switched to a back four.

Papakouli Diop 5

He worked hard for the team but didn’t do much when he got into advanced positions and was poor on set-pieces.

Papa Souare 6

Got forward decently in the first half but was very good on the overlap in the second.

Cheikhou Kouyaté 6.5

He was reliable on the ball and executed a couple of flashy dribbles.

Idrissa Gueye 6

Just OK; did little of note.

Dame N’Doye 6

Looked like he’d be the only creative spark for the team with a couple of attempted through balls but nothing came off.

Mama Biram Diouf 7

Almost scored a spectacular overhead kick and buried a header after a previous failed attempt.

Notable substitutions

Lamine Gassama 6

Came on as a tactical substitution and forced Rahman back.

Moussa Sow 7

Scored the winner with a great finish in the bottom corner of the goal.

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