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Ghana thrash Mauritius 7-1 in 2017 AFCON qualifiers


Athletics News of Sunday, 14 June 2020

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2020-06-14

Ghana began its campaign in the 2017 AFCON qualifying series with a resounding 7 :1 winGhana commenced its campaign in the 2017 AFCON qualifying series with a resounding 7 :1 acquire

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On this working day 14 June 2015(Exactly 5 yrs ago these days) Ghana began its marketing campaign in the 2017 AFCON qualifying sequence with a resounding 7 :1 gain over Mauritius.

A brace each from Jordan Ayew and Asamoah Gyan with Jeffery Schlupp and David Accam finding their debut Ghana intention and an opener from Christian Atsu handed the Black Stars the thumping win at the Accra Sports activities Stadium.

The Black Stars showed very clear intent from the start with Asamoah Gyan getting launched into a 1-on-one scenario with his marker inside of the opening two minutes.

But the Al Ain ace clearly lacked his speed of previous to shake off Ravina Bruno.

The hosts however labored out a different superb opportunity two minutes later but Jeffery Schlupp’s header into a gaping publish was not perfectly directed.

Then it was the flip of Jordan Ayew to make his presence felt as he beat his marker with cheeky ease to send out in a pushed cross but no one particular was readily available to make the last connection.

Ghana was plainly on top rated, pinning the guests in their have 50 percent but the finishing was missing and the crowd was more and more acquiring edgy.

The Black Stars’ profligacy was virtually punished in the 8th moment when Bru Kevin’s cost-free kick from 30-yards out nearly dipped in-guiding Razak Braimah whose outstretched suitable hand tipped it over for a corner.

That 50 %-possibility for Mauritius proved to be the required wake up simply call for the Black Stars who last but not least broke the deadlock on the 10th moment mark by Christian Atsu.

He completed off a nice buildup deep in the Ghanaian 50 % with a headed target off the inviting cross of Harrison Afful.

Gyan should have doubled the direct five minutes afterwards but his decision to shoot at the near-put up as in opposition to squaring for the on-speeding Jordan Ayew proved to be the wrong a person as goalkeeper Jean Louis parried absent.

But Ayew returned two minute later to set points appropriate by scoring Ghana’s next, ending off an outstanding burst from left-again Baba Abdul Rahman.

The evidently dominant Black Stars at this stage could have even scored a third two minutes later but Christian Atsu’s outstretched limbs attempting to connect to a driven cross failed to materialize.

Asamoah Gyan then grew to become the perpetrator of his personal amazing finishes as he skipped a staggering apparent header to spare the shell-shocked Mauritians.

The Black Stars captain nonetheless atoned for his previously mistake by tapping in with only goalkeeper Jean Louis to beat just after some excellent function on the flanks by Jordan Ayew.

Mentor Akbar Patel couldn’t just take any far more of the gaping humiliation and effected his 1st substitution soon after 27 minutes – bringing on Justin Jonathan for Perticots Joseph in a bid to give his sleeping assault the necessary bite.

Ghana nonetheless scored the upcoming intention by Asamoah Gyan, heading in off a free kick to give the hosts a commanding 4- direct soon after just 30 minutes.

The thumping scoreline even noticed coach Avram Grant inexplicably transfer to the dressing space only to return at the hint of a Ghana concession.

Sophie Andy capitalized on a defensive mishap to tap in off a free of charge kick to pull a single back again for Mauritius.

But Jordan Ayew returned all over again to rating off a rebound in the penalty box to prolong Ghana’s lead to five 10 minutes ahead of recess.

Ghana appeared sluggish off the blocks at the start of the next fifty percent with the soggy pitch earning passes and ball manage hard.

Atsu had a likelihood to score his personalized 2nd on the working day following breaking free into the Mauritius penalty location but designed a sorry enchantment for a spot kick with the faintest of touch from his marker.

Mauritius having said that failed to consider whole gain of Ghana’s sluggishness primarily with a glorious prospect in the 53rdminute when Lafoudre Louis could not was blocked from even more development immediately after he experienced overwhelmed goalkeeper Razak Brimah.

Gyan was then robbed off a probability of completing his hat-trick in the 56th moment when an engaging cross by Baba Rahman was effectively slash off from reaching the waiting around-to-pounce Ghana captain.

Jeffery Schlupp grabbed his debut Ghana goal in the 67th moment – finishing off a further wonderful buildup.

The Black Stars were being just toying with the Mauritians thereafter, making chance following possibility but unfortunately lacking the ending with Asamoah Gyan being the worst offender.

The Al Ain ace who has been so prolific in his total international occupation unusually could not find his goal even with a greeting empty net.

Gyan initial had an opportunity to just slot in immediately after managing very well with his chest in the box but his ensuing volley inexplicably went broad in the 78th moment.

He yet again experienced an even superior prospect two minutes later on with goalkeeper Jean Louis committed to the ground to complete off but nevertheless once again skipped to the amazement of absolutely everyone.

Ghana saved carving out alternatives but a combination of misfortune, very good goalkeeper and most likely fatigue saw Ghana are unsuccessful to include up to their presently flattering tally.

But substitute David Accam immediately after many close to misses slotted in with just a minute of play still left to set a double gloss on a really extraordinary general performance of the Black Stars.

Targets Scored

Ghana
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Christian Atsu (11)
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Jordan Ayew (17,38)
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Asamoah Gyan (23,30)
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Jeffery Schlupp (66)
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David Accam (90)

Mauritius
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Jean – Pierre Andy Sophie (32)

Ghana Starting up XI: Razak Braimah, John Boye, Jonathan Mensah, Baba Rahman, Jeffrey Schlupp, Emmanuel Agyemang- Badu, Christian Atsu, Mubarak Wakaso, Jordan Ayew, Asamoah Gyan (C)

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