Ghana failed to qualify for CHAN 2016 after drawing 2-2 on aggregate with Ivory Coast, eliminated on the away goals rule.
The Black Stars beat Ivory Coast 2-1 in Ghana in the first leg of the 2016 African Nations Championship qualifier in Kumasi, before the return leg was finished in Abidjan on Friday.
Early on Joel Fameyeh couldn’t find his way through the Ivorian defence. Sangare Ibrahim mustered a chance for Cote D’Ivoire, but nothing came from it in the 20 th minute.
Ainsoon Abeiku and Lartey Lawrence were in a battle with Djobo and Sangare through the middle.
Cote D’Ivoire found joy in wide areas, when Boua Koffi Davy was easily allowed through the defence, and struck it past Ofori for the only goal of the game.
Darkwah Daniel and Ashia Kennedy stepped up for Ghana, but Comara Cheick and Goua Marc held firm at the back.
Tijani Joshua and Nguessan Yao were both booked early in the second half as the tussle began to heat up.
On the hour Sangare Ibrahim nearly scored for the home side from distance. Then substitute for Ghana, Fuseini had a good chance to swing the game, but he shot wide.
The visitors began to place more pressure for 20 minutes, but then Ivory Coast managed to cool it down toward the end and hold out for qualification to Rwanda 2016.