Ghana prove World Cup credentials with impressive win over Japan - SMART GH ONLINE

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Ghana prove World Cup credentials with impressive win over Japan


Thomas Partey and Emmanuel Boateng were on target as Ghana cruised to  a 2-0 win in the 2018 World Cup warm-up against Japan on Wednesday.
Despite fielding a depleted side, the Black Stars managed to overcome 2018 FIFA World Cup bound in front of their teeming supporters at the Nissan Stadium.
In-form Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey put the West Africans ahead in the 9th minute with a fantastic free-kick after Emmanuel Boateng was brought down by Tomoaki Makino.
Ghana clinched the win in the 51st minute after Emmanuel Boateng was hacked down by goalkeeper Eiji Kwashima in the penalty box - the UD Levante striker stepped up to convert the resulting penalty.
The Black Stars of Ghana have proven they will be missed at the FIFA World Cup in Russia 2018 following their remarkable display in the 2-0 win over Japan in Yokohama. 
Ghana beat the Sumarai Blue in front of their own fans after Thomas Partey had curled in a spectacular free-kick on 9 minutes before Levante forward Emmanuel Boateng scored on his international debut.
The Black Stars looked depleted ahead of the game with many of the senior players, not called up for the game. The likes of Jordan and Andre Ayew,  Christian Atsu and Asamoah were all missing from the squad with Mubarak Wakaso withdrawing in the eleventh hour.
Meanwhile, the African country that thrilled the World at the World Cup in 2010, South Africa failed to reach the mundial this summer due to some unfavorable conditions.
Ghana failed to qualify after Egypt emerged top of Group E of the Africa qualifiers.
However, since the appointment of Kwesi Appiah, the team has been revitalized with several new players in the team.
Ghana since losing out on qualifying for the World Cup have recordede some impressive results, beating Ethiopia 5-0 in the AFCON 2019 qualifiers and recording wins over World Cup bound nations Saudi Arabia and Japan.

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