Ghana’s Black Stars produced an improved performance to beat Qatar 5 – 1 in their second international friendly match.
C.K Akonnor’s charges bounced back from a disappointing 3 – 0 loss to Mali to record the comfortable victory over the Asian champions at the Titanic Stadium, Antalya in Turkey.
Tarique Fosu grabbed his first Ghana goal on the 22nd-minute as he capitalized on a loose ball following an impressive show of strength and grit by Jordan Ayew.
A sleeping Ghana defense enabled Ali Almoez grab the equalizer for Qatar.
The Black Stars maintained control of the game for long spells as Thomas Partey and Andre Ayew came close to giving Ghana the advantage.
The Swansea playmaker grabbed his first goal of the game as he collected a pass from Thomas Partey which he placed beyond the reach of Al Sheeb.
Samuel Owusu was rewarded for his hard work as he extended the lead of the Black Stars of Ghana.
With 10 minutes remaining, Black Stars captain Andre Ayew bagged a brace before Caleb Ekuban buried the game with Ghana’s fifth of the night.
- The Black Stars will now play Sudan in a double-header of the African Cup of Nations Qualifiers.