MATCH REPORT: UNSTOPPABLE Nuamah scores as Ghana thrash Liberia.

 

The Black Stars of Ghana hosted Liberia in a friendly at the Accra Sports Stadium in a game which ended 3-1 in favor of the Black Stars. Right to Dream graduates Ernest Nuamah and Mohammed Kudus together with Jordan Ayew scored for Ghana and Divine Roosevelt Teah got the late consolation for Lone Stars.

Ghana’s head coach, Chris Hughton, made several changes to the team that had defeated the Central African Republic in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers the previous Thursday.

Ernest Nuamah, Antonie Semenyo, and Abdul Fatawu Hamidu who was handed a late call-up started ahead of Osman Bukari, Inaki Williams and injured Baba Rahman respectively.

The first half of the game ended goalless as the defense of both sides was resolute and compact to deny the opposition from finding the back of the net. Ghana who qualified for the 2023 AFCON which is scheduled to take place in Ivory Coast last Thursday after defeating Central African Republic by 2-1 was held to a goalless draw by Liberia who failed to qualify for the 2023 AFCON.

Ghana got the opener in seven minutes into the second half when Nuamah found the back of the net with a superb strike through the legs of goalkeeper Boison Wynney.

 

‘Star Boy’ Mohammed  Kudus, extended the lead for Ghana with an excellent close-range effort, capitalizing on a pass from Nuamah Ernest in the 59 minutes.

Jordan Ayew, a second-half substitute increased Ghana’s lead with a rebound goal after failing to score from an initial one-time pass for Medeama’s Jonathan Sowah, while Divine Rosevelt Teah secured a  late consolation goal for Liberia.

Ghana’s next international friendly will be against the US Men’s Soccer Team in October, followed by a match against Madagascar in the opening game of the 2026 World Cup qualifiers in November.

 

 

 

 

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