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Sports News of Friday, 26 May 2006

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Ghana 1 Turkey 1

BOCHUM, May 26 (GHP) - World Cup participants Ghana were held to a 1-1 draw by Turkey in an international friendly played in rain before a crowd of 9,738

Turkey, who were third in 2002 but failed to qualify for the World Cup in Germany, opened the score through Nihat Kahveci in the seventeenth minute after a defensive bludder by Pappoe.

But Ghana levelled on the hour mark, through Matthew Amoah on a pass from man-of-the-match Stephen Appiah

Serbian coach Ratomir Dujkovic fielded his strongest team since Ghana beat Cape Verde 4-0 last October to qualify for the World Cup.

The likes of Michael Essien, Sulley Muntari, Sammy Kuffuor and captain Stephen Appiah were all in action at the same time.

GhanaWeb Ratings

Richard Kingston 7
Samuel Kuffour 8
John Mensah 7
Emmanuel Pappoe 6
Michael Essien 5
Stephen Appiah 9
Matthew Amoah 8 / Alex Tachie-Mensah 5
John Paintsil 6
Eric Addo 6
Otto Addo 4 /Sulley Muntari 7
Asamoah Gyan 6/Razak Pimpong 6