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Ghana suffers defeat to Russia in friendly

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The Black Stars of Ghana suffered a 1-0 defeat to Russia in an international friendly on Tuesday.

Coach Avram Grant and his men were using the game as part of their preparation for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

Russia having started on a promising note rewarded themselves with a goal the 20th minute after goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey failed to deal with a strike from Fyodor Smolov.

Ghana however came close in scoring after creating some decent opportunities in both halves.

Harrison Afful missed the target narrowly with a sweet curl in the 33rd minute.

Christian Atsu could have snatched the equalizer for the Black Stars in the 39th minute after hitting the post with his effort from the edge of the penalty box.

Defender John Boye came to the rescue of Ghana with an acrobatic clearance on the line after goalkeeper Adam Kwarsey failed to take a one-time catch.

The Black Stars could not find the back of the net despite the numerous chances they came their way in their way in the second half.

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