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Black Stars fight back to draw 2-2 with Iceland

Partey scored scored the equaliser

It was a tale of two halves as Ghana held 2018 World Cup qualifiers Iceland to a 2-2 draw in an international friendly played at Laugardalsvöllur in Reykjavik.

The game, played on Thursday, was to prepare the Europeans for their maiden world cup.

Strakannir okkar dominated play in the first half after Kari Arnason and Alfred Finnbogason got their names on the score sheet.

Lawrence Ati-Zigi was in post for the Black Stars for the first time.

But the Africans, who failed for the first time in 12 years to qualify for the global tournament, rallied from the 0-2 first half score to draw level.

First, Swiss-based Kasim Adams Nuhu scored in the 66th minute before captain Thomas Partey clinched the equalizer in the 87th minute.

The Atletico Madrid midfielder had scored in the Stars’ previous 0-2 win over Japan.

Unfortunately, it was not a match many Ghanaians were interested in as a result of an exposé of corruption by investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.

The exposé had led to the dissolution of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) a few minutes before the game.

By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh|3news.com|Ghana

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