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CHAN 2022 preps: Black Galaxies and Algeria fire blanks in friendly

The Black Galaxies of Ghana played to a barren stalemate against Algeria in their penultimate preparation match for the 2022 Championship of African Nations (CHAN) on Saturday.

Coach Annor Walker’s side put up an impressive all-round performance in the match which took place at the Baraki Nelson Mandela Stadium in Algiers.

Algeria started the game strongly forcing Ibrahim Danlad to make some early saves.

Skipper Gladson Awako was taken off due to a knock and was replaced by Sylvester Simba.

The Black Galaxies also had their moments in the first half but the resolute Algerian defence kept Barnieh and Razak at bay.

Ghana started the second half on a high note with exciting displays but still failed to find the back of the net.

Suraj Seidu and Augustine Agyapong came off the bench as replacements for Razak Yusif and Augustine Randolf respectively.

The Algerians nearly broke the deadlock in the 75th minute, but Danlad pulled off an incredible save to prevent Ghana from conceding.

The match eventually ended 0-0.

The Black Galaxies have one final test match to play before the 2022 CHAN kicks off – against Mozambique on Tuesday, January 10.

The team will then depart Algiers for Constantine where they will play their games in Group C – vs Madagascar on January 15, Sudan on the 19th and defending champions Morocco on the 23rd. All games kick off at 19:00 GMT.

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