With the result of the game counting for anything other than academic purposes with Ghana already qualified for next year’s finals in Gabon, both teams went into the game with a relaxed attitude with the host having the better of the exchanges.
The first half ended 1-0 in favour of the Black Stars, who took their feet off the pedal in the second half, leading to Rwanda dominance.
Substitute Muhadjir Hakizimana who came on for Ernest Sugira scored with a spectacular free kick that beat the human wall and goalkeeper Razak Brimah eight minutes from time for a deserving equalizer.
Elsewhere, Mozambique ended their campaign on a winning note after beating Mauritius 1-0 in Maputo.
Unbeaten Ghana finished on 14 points, seven more than Mozambique and Rwanda with Mauritius in that order on six points.
Avram Grant (Head Coach, Ghana)
It was a good experience for my players especially after all that happened off the pitch before their camping started. We wanted to win obviously, but in the end, we lost concentration and allowed Rwanda to get the equaliser. We had several chances but could not take advantage of them. They had one and they scored. We tried a few players at different positions to see what they can do and we are satisfied with the results, though many Ghanaians would have wanted a win.
It’s a fair game, though I feel we could have done better. I will not single out any player, but all I can say is that they all did well and we will work on the negatives ahead of our 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers next month. We are building a team for the future, a team that can win the next Africa Cup of Nations and do better than any other African country has done at the World Cup.