MATCH REPORT: Black Stars humble Liberia in international friendly

Black Stars humble Liberty in international friendly

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The Black Stars of Ghana, on Tuesday hosted Liberia in an international friendly at the Accra Sports Stadium as part of preparations toward the start of the 2026 World Cup qualifiers.

The Black Stars were playing at the nations Wembley for the first time, since March 28, 2021 when the Black Stars defeated Sao-Tome and Principe 3-1 to book their 9th straight Africa Cup of Nations ticket in 15 years.

Despite a difficult start for manager Chris Hughton and his boys in a 5-2-3 formation, they managed to keep a cleansheet in the first half after Joseph Aidoo and Nicholas Opoku. Few chances fell for the homesters but failed to utilise it, leaving game at goalless in the first department.

Just six minutes into the second half, the host Ghana broke the deadlock from a long pass to the box, locating Ernest Nuamah who had a brilliant first touch to the ball and the next was, netting shaking.

The Olympique Lyon forward made good use of the first chance of the half, to give Ghana the opener in the 51st minute.

Kudus Mohammed few minutes later, doubled the lead with an enigmatic left-foot strike, from Ernest Nuamah.

The technical bench, after going up by two goals made several substitutions which saw Jordan Ayew, Dede Ayew, Jonathan Sowah and Ransford-Yeboah all having minutes.

At full time, game ended 3-1 with Jordan Ayew netting the third goal for Ghana from Jonathan Sowah’s pass as well as Liberia reducing the defeat late inside the game.

Story Kolog Bonaventure

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