Ghana vs. Mali (World Cup Qualifying)


The Black Stars from Ghana will face their counterparts from Mali at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi this afternoon in the final qualifying of the 2010 Nations Cup and World Cup.

Ghana has already secured its spots in both finals, having topped the group of Mali, Sudan and Benin. It has also become the first African nation after host South Africa to qualify for football’s grandest event next summer.

Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien is mourning over the death of his brother but the 26-year-old Ghanaian international is still poised to represent his country for today’s fixture.

Meanwhile over 300 policemen and secutity personnel have been deployed to the Baba Yara to maintain peace and order.

UPDATE: Anthony Annan and Matthew Amoah scored a goal each as the Black Stars twice rallied from a goal down to draw 2-2 with Mali.