Africa Ghana Fight Back Benin
The Black Stars collected $70,000 for winning the dress rehearsal for the 2008 African Nations’ Cup.
Stephane Sessegnon gave Benin the lead after 25 minutes from the penalty spot after a foul from Haminu Draman.
The Squirrels doubled their lead a minute after the break as Omotoyossi Razack waltzed through the Ghana defence to fire home.
Within a minute Junior Agogo had put Ghana back in the game.
The team that reached the second round of the 2006 World Cup were back on level terms midway through the second half, Michael Essien found the impressive Laryea Kingston who beat three defenders before blasting home.
Six minutes from the end Stephen Appiah scored to put Claude Le Roy’s men ahead and there was still time for Kingston to seal the win, and an impressive comeback, for the hosts.
In the third and fourth play-off played earlier in the day, Togo thrashed UAE 5-0 thanks to goals from Nouhoun Moutawakilou, Mani Sapol, Emmanuel Adebayor, Dossevi Thomas and an own goal by Humaid Fakher Hussain