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FIFA WCQ 2022: Milovan Rajevac says tactical substitution resulted in Ghana beating Zimbabwe

Ghana’s coach Milovan Rajevac believes his and his coaching staff’s tactical substitutions led to a 3-1 win over Zimbabwe in the FIFA 2022 qualifier on Saturday.

Mohamed Kudus opened the goal for the hosts in the 5th minute of the game.

Zimbabwe got off to a better start into the second half and was level four minutes after the restart when skipper Musona hit from the penalty spot.

The 67-year-old turned the game on its head with the introduction of Malaga midfielders Iddrisu Baba and Benjamin Tetteh to replace debutants Abdul Fatawu Issahaku and Jordan Ayew respectively.

The double substitution resulted in a better performance as Thomas Partey and Andre Ayew secured all three points for Ghana.

“We had a little trouble in the second half of the game because it was quite difficult to defend certain balls, so I introduced Iddrisu Baba to strengthen the defense,” said Rajevac at his post-game conference.

The result brings Ghana to six points from three games after two wins and one defeat in the qualifying series.

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