Avram Grant loses first competitive match as Ghana coach

Avram Grant lost his first competitive match  as Ghana coach after the Black Stars went down 2-1 against resilient Senegal in their opening 2015 Africa Cup of Nations game on Monday.

The ex-Chelsea manager tasted defeat in his first competitive game as questions are being asked about his tactical variations.

His favoured 3-5-2 formation has now become a matter of intense debate in the West African country as pressure begins to mount for the Israeli.

Substitute Mousa Sow scored a dramatic late winner to complete his team’s comeback at the Stade de Mongomo in an electrifying opener on Monday.

Sow drilled in a low shot with almost the last kick of the game in added time after Mame Biram Diouf had cancelled out Andrew Ayew’s first-half penalty for Ghana.

The result was a sour start for former Chelsea boss Avram Grant in his first match in charge of Ghana, with the quadruple former winners now under pressure to advance from the 16-nation tournament’s toughest group. Algeria and South Africa, the other two teams in the group, meet later on Monday.