Stuart Baxter used two different line-ups during their goalless draw with Ghana

Bafana Bafana head coach Stuart Baxter used two different line-ups during their goalless draw with Ghana in their first Africa Cup of Nations warm-up clash.

While Baxter opted for two separate sides for each half, Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah named a strong side that Kwadwo Asamoah, Andre and Jordan Ayew and Atletico Madrid star Thomas Partey.
This being the duos first preparatory clash for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations, the blazing heat failed to spring the match to life early on.
That said, the Ghanaians appeared more potent towards the quarter mark with back-to-back near misses inside the area.
Mirroring their possession dominion, the West Africans were nearly caught out after Thamsanqa Mkhize and Percy Tau combined but the move broke down at the last stretch.
Tau caused further issues in added time, but his free-kick from the edge of the area flew well beyond Ghanaian shot-stopper Richard Ofori.
Bafana made wholesale changes for the second half, while Owusu Kwabena and Mubarak Wakaso were brought in for the Black Stars.
Lars Veldwijk came up with the best chance of the game 10 minutes after the break, but Ofori pushed the effort out for a corner.
A change in goal after 61 minutes saw SuperSport United’s Ronwen Williams taking the gloves off Darren Keet.
The Black Stars upped momentum afterwards, with Williams forced into a consecutive saves in a matter of minutes.
However, neither nation could find a goal in the latter stages of the half, although Ghana did go close through a header from Gyan which crashed against the woodwork.

Bafana will now lock horns with Angola in their final warm-up on Wednesday afternoon.

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