The Black Stars should be expected to beat the likes of Canada, even on their own ground, but it wasn’t a bad result considering the amount of players who couldn’t make the trip.
Ghana were missing Asamoah Gyan, Andre Ayew, Christian Atsu, Baba Rahman, Jonathan Mensah and Kwadwo Asamoah. Still, Avram Grant had fringe players at this disposal to put in a decent performance.
The Canadians first saw Hoilett break from the left before seeing his shot blocked by Ghana goalkeeper Razak Brimah who produced a follow-up save on Tosaint Ricketts’ rebound.
Mensah then tested Canada shot-stopper Kenny Stamatopoulos from a free-kick after Jordan Ayew was brought down around the 18-yard box, but his shot caused little danger.
Canada made it count when Marcel De Jong saw his free-kick from 35 yards out, beat Brimah for the opening goal of the match on 29 minutes.
Ghana, nonetheless, drew parity before the end of the first half when Albert Adomah finished off a neat move on the stroke of half time.
The home side dominated with Lucas Cavellini coming close but failing to take the lead.
Ghana’s Jeffery Schlupp and Acquah also wasted chances and it ended all square in Washington.