Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan has hailed the Cranes of Uganda for defending very well in the opening group fixture of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers with the Black Stars.
The former Sunderland striker praised the Cranes for defending the few dangerous attacks the Black Stars initiated saying they have strong defence.

"Any team that plays against Ghana doubles their preparations. Uganda defended very well and they must be commended. We had a couple of chances to have won the game but they defended excellently," Gyan said.

"We could have won the day with the few chances we had but kudos to the Cranes. They were the better side defensively and were disciplined with their tactics," Gyan told

Ghana drew goalless with the Cranes in Tamale in the opener of the World Cup qualifier despite being the favourites to win the game in the Northern Regional capital.