Arsenal star Thomas Partey was on target as the Black Stars of Ghana beat the Warriors of Zimbabwe 0-1, in a World Cup qualification match that put pressure on South Africa.
After overcoming hosts Zimbabwe by a lone goal at the National Sports Stadium in Harare, Ghana’s Black Stars kept their hopes alive by going top of Group G, awaiting South Africa’s match against Ethiopia later Tuesday.
Zimbabwe suffered a 0-1 defeat to Ghana via the power behind Party’s feet in a 31st minute free kick that caught keeper Talbert Shumba off guard, earning the Black Stars a valuable three points.
Kudus Mohammed and Kamal Deen Sulemana had made efforts from a distance, but it was to no avail.
The warriors fought back in the second half to get an equaliser, but the tactically disciplined Black Stars players protected their lone goal.
Zimbabwe walked out with no hope after accumulating just one point in four games.