Ghanaian Football Fans Rave Over Gladson Awako's Worldie for Black Galaxies Against Benin

Ghanaian Football Fans Rave Over Gladson Awako's Worldie for Black Galaxies Against Benin

Lukman Mumuni
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:07 PM
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  • Black Galaxies captain Gladson Awako netted a stunner as Ghana thrashed the Squirrels of Benin in CHAN qualifiers
  • The Hearts of Oak midfielder put the icing on the cake in the 3-0 win at the Cape Coast stadium on Sunday
  • The Black Galaxies captain and his teammates will travel to Cotonou in a fortnight time for the second leg of their clash

Captain of Ghana's Black Galaxies, Gladson Awako, set the internet ablaze after scoring a stunning goal in Ghana's victory over Benin on Sunday.

The Hearts of Oak midfielder's curling goal sealed a 3-0 victory for Ghana in the first leg of their 2023 CHAN qualifiers.

In a video posted on social media, Awako's moment of magic was celebrated by his teammates, as the team takes a huge advantage to Benin.

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Black Galaxies captain Gladson Awako has scored a worldie as Ghana beat Benin. Credit: @ghanafaofficial
Source: Twitter

Ghana made light work of their West African neighbours after a good start saw Daniel Afriyie Barnieh break the deadlock in the 25th minute.

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The Black Galaxies saw a goal ruled off after Jonah Attuquaye was ruled offside after scoring five minutes later.

Mohammed Alhassan doubled the lead after the break before Gladson Awako put the icing on the cake.

How fans reacted to Awako's stunner

@esthybella1 wrote:

But realistically, Gladson Awako's goal is one of the football goals oo

@Dom91204346 added:

Gladson Awako is a gem. A real gem. Oh my word. Oh my word. What a strike. A goal of a lifetime. Tears in my eyes. Gladson Awako. Hearts of Oak hattrick. Ghana 3-0 up.

@Interboy1908 also tweeted:

GOALL!!! Gladson Awako makes it 3-0 vs Benin. He bent it well. Third Hearts of Oak player to score this afternoon. Umar Basiru's incisive pass was sublime. Solid!

@sirricky6 posted:

That goal by Gladson Awako was an absolute beauty buh the pass from Omar Bashiru

Ghana thump Benin in CHAN qualifiers

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Ghana's Black Galaxies have taken a first-leg advantage from their 2023 Championship of African Nations qualifiers after victory over Benin in Cape Coast.

Goals from Hearts of Oak trio Daniel Afriyie Barnieh, Mohammed Alhassan and Gladson Awako ensured the Black Galaxies travel to Cotonou in a fortnight time knowing a draw or defeat with a minimum of two goal sees them through to the next stage.

Ghana got off to a great start as Afriyie Barnieh pulled off a great save from Benin's goalkeeper Obasa after driving from 25 yards.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.