Comoros 1-0 Ghana: Black Stars suffer shocking setback in World Cup qualifiers.
Ghana faced a disappointing defeat against Comoros in the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers on Tuesday. The Southern African side, ranked 128th, secured a historic victory over the Black Stars on their home soil, with a standout performance in the first half leading to a lone goal by Myziane Maolida.
Myziane Maolida’s impressive first-half strike proved to be the decisive moment, as Comoros pulled off a remarkable upset against the four-time AFCON champions.
Following the unexpected defeat, furious Ghanaian fans expressed their disappointment and frustration, criticizing the Black Stars for losing to the 128th-ranked Comoros.
Ghana coach Chris Hughton made three significant changes to the starting lineup compared to the previous World Cup qualifying game against Madagascar. Kassim Nuhu Adams, Denis Odoi, and Andre Ayew were brought in to replace Daniel Amartey, Alidu Seidu, and the injured Mohammed Kudus, respectively.
Ghana’s hopes were dashed as they failed to capitalize on key opportunities, with star player Inaki Williams missing a one-on-one chance early in the game. Despite tactical adjustments in the second half, including the introduction of Kudus, Nuamah, and Ashimeru, the Black Stars struggled to break through Comoros’ solid defense.
Comoros, maintaining a resilient defensive stance, secured their second successive win over Ghana, marking a historic victory in the ongoing World Cup qualifiers. The defeat raises questions about Ghana’s strategy and preparedness for the tournament, while Comoros celebrates a remarkable triumph on the international stage.