C.K Akonnor records first victory as head coach of 5 Star Black Stars against Qatar


Charles Kwablan Akonnor has recorded his first victory as the coach of black stars against Asian champions Qatar, on Monday evening at the Titanic Sports Stadium, Antalya Turkey.

Two goals from skipper André Ayew, Samuel Owusu, Caleb Ekuban, Tarique Fosu was enough to redeem the image of the team that loss abysmally on Friday to West-African counterparts, Mali.

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The overwhelming dominance of the Black  Stars from the blast of the referee’s whistle was a clear indication that the players were ready to appease Ghanaians by beating the 2022 World Cup host.

Tarique  Fosu Henry broke the dead lock on the 22 second minute, with a cross from the Crystal palace forward, Jordan Ayew. Alomez Ali got the consolation goal for his team on the 44 minute with an assist from centre back, Boualem Khoukhi.

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Black stars took the lead again in the 63rd minute with a sublime finish from André Ayew assisted by Thomas Partey. Samuel Owusu increased the tally on the 65 minute with a long pass from the latest Arsenal signee, slotting the ball past the second choice goalkeeper, making it 3 goals to 1.

On the 83rd minute Andrew Ayew made it 4 goals to 1 assisted by his younger brother Jordan Ayew. Caleb Ekuban came in as substitute to make it 5 goals to 1 on the 87th minute.

The Black stars were scheduled to face Sudan in double-header but the games were called off due to the coronavirus pandemic that has taken many lives across the globe.

The qualifiers will resume on 9-17 November 2020 with the Day 3 and 4 matches whilst the penultimate and ultimate matches takes place on 22-30 March 2021.

Brent Kojo Amenuvor. 


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