- Thomas Partey captained the Black Stars to victory over Angola this week
- The Arsenal star produced one of his best performances in a Ghana jersey
- Antoine Semenyo scored late as the Black Stars sealed an important win
Thomas Partey seems to have finally won the hearts of Ghanaian football fans after a strong display in the game against Angola.
The Arsenal midfielder captained the Black Stars to a hard-fought victory over the Palancas Negras in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Kumasi on Thursday.
Second-half substitute, Antoine Semenyo scored late in injury time to hand Ghana all three points.
One of the talking points was the performance of Partey, who in the past has struggled in the Black Stars jersey.
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Fans took to social media to praise the Arsenal star, with some insisting captain, Andre Ayew should not be fielded in the same game as his compatriot.
Fans react to Partey's performance
"This ranks as one of Thomas Partey’s best games for the Black Stars. His best was when we went to Congo in 2017 where he scored a hat-trick. Super today."
"Thomas Partey showed his class on the pitch today. Getting him to play his best is a huge asset for the Black Stars."
"Thomas Partey completed 69 passes vs Angola, more than any other player. One of his best performances for Ghana, the other being vs Congo (2017)."
"Thomas Partey is finally playing for Ghana like he does in Arsenal"
@Dom91204346 also wrote:
"Thomas Partey's second best game in a Ghana shirt for me. First was a FIFA World Cup Qualifier against Congo in Brazzaville, 2017. Scored a hattrick in that game. Ghana won 5-1. 8/10. He controlled the game well, was strong, neat, tidy and churn out decisive/key passes too."
"Thomas Partey was very good today.His passing allowed the Black Stars to get in behind Angola on a day we struggled to find space. Typically composed, too. In a better team performance, his output gets magnified if not better appreciated."
"Thomas Partey will have a better International football Legacy than Xavi & Iniesta"
Chris Hughton explains Partey's role
Earlier, Sports Brief reported on Chris Hughton addressing Partey's role as a midfielder for both Ghana and Arsenal.
The Gunners star has been criticised for not giving his best to the national team compared to his displays at club level.
However, Hughton believes that while Partey takes on different roles for club and country, he is critical to the Black Stars.