Black Stars of Ghana were handed their first defeat of the year, when they lost 1-0 to the 2018 FIFA World Cup hosts, Russia on Tuesday night in Moscow.
The 20th minute goal by Fedor Smolov is enough to separate the two teams at the Lokomotiv Stadium.
The FC Krasnodar forward passes through the defenders inside the box and shot the ball through the legs of the Ghanaian goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey, who is making a return to the national team after two years.
The Head Coach of Ghana, Avram Grant made seven changes to the squad that played a 1-1 draw with Rwanda in Saturday game in Accra.
Ghana staring XI that face Russia: Adam Kwarasey, Harrison Afful, Baba Rahman, John Boye, Jonathan Mensah, Mubarak Wakaso, Christian Atsu, Afriyie Acquah, Thomas Partey, Frank Acheampong and Jordan Ayew.
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