PulseSports writer Kwame Boakye outlines three pointers from the Black Stars' game against Mozambique
The game between Ghana and Mozambique was too easy for Avram Grant’s team. Easy draws for the qualifying road to the Africa Cup of Nations tournament somehow gives an assurance of playing in Africa’s top national tournament.
But when the possibility of an upset is almost totally ruled out, the game turns boring. Like the match between Ghana and Mozambique.
Abel Xavier’s away team posed not real threat to Grant’s team who had been ravaged by injuries with captain Asamoah Gyan and vice-captain Andre Ayew sitting out.
The game was not one football fans across the continent would call entertaining. Xavier’s talk ahead of the fixture proved to be ‘cheap talk’.
Ghanaian player Frank Acheampong has been in great form for his club side Anderlecht in Belgium. The winger transferred that form into the Black Stars team with ease after manager Avram Grant handed him a start.
The scorer of Ghana’s first goals eased nerves [if there were any] as Black Stars cruised in their control of the game against Abel Xavier’s team.
Frank Acheampong however played just the first half of the game as he was injured with a harsh tackle.
Overall he did perform and his form was on point as it has in recent performances despite him playing just 45 minutes.
Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan and his deputy Andre Ayew missed the game through injury. Andre Ayew had his injury with English Premier League club Swansea City and was not named in Grant’s 23-man squad.
Gyan’s injury came in the final training session on Wednesday.
Overall, none of these players were missed as their replacements did a great job in helping Ghana stroll to a 3-1 win.
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