The veteran ahead was heading in the right direction for Legon Cities of their pleasant fixture in opposition to the Black Stars
Asamoah Gyan was heading in the right direction for Legon Cities however his purpose turned out to be solely a comfort as his membership succumbed to a 3-1 defeat to Ghana’s nationwide group in a pleasant fixture in Accra on Wednesday.
The previous Sunderland and Udinese ahead, who was making a return from damage since December, scored late within the second half however earlier targets by Mubarak Wakaso, Kwame Opoku and Imoro Salifu sealed a win for the Black Stars on the Accra Sports activities Stadium.
The match was a take a look at fixture for Ghana as preparations proceed for his or her upcoming 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches in opposition to South Africa and Sao Tome later this month.
For Legon, alternatively, the sport was a part of preparations for the resumption of the Ghana Premier League early subsequent month as they at present sit just one place and two factors above the relegation zone.
Opoku, on his technique to Algerian facet USM Alger, opened the scoring for the Black Stars. The striker then arrange China-based midfielder Mubarak Wakaso, certainly one of two foreign-based gamers within the group, to make it 2-0.
The previous Deportivo Alaves man additionally then turned supplier, helping Salifu for the third purpose.
Substitute Gyan, who final performed for Ghana on the 2019 Afcon match, pulled a purpose again for Legon within the 80th minute, slotting dwelling a penalty.
The 35-year-old is again within the Ghana home league after agreeing on a short-term take care of the Royals in October final yr.
“This was an excellent take a look at for us. We have now a number of positives to take from the sport. We’ll proceed to work and be prepared for the beginning of the second spherical. Asamoah Gyan confirmed his class as ordinary,” Legon Cities coach Bashir Hayford stated after the sport, Footballghana experiences.
After call-ups for U20 Afcon trio Abdul Fatawu Issahaku, Desires right-back Philemon Baffour and Asante Kotoko goalkeeper Danlad Ibrahim on Tuesday, Ghana’s camp squad quantity now stands at 27.
Dalian Skilled striker Emmanuel Boateng, who famously scored a hat-trick in opposition to Barcelona throughout his time in La Liga with Levante, is the one different foreign-based participant within the group.
The Black Stars are set to face South Africa away on March 25 earlier than internet hosting Sao Tome within the final sport of the qualifying sequence three days later.
Heading into the house stretch, Ghana sit high of the desk in Group C forward of South Africa, Sudan and Sao Tome.