Ghana Defender Alexander Djiku Expresses Excitement After Victory Over Angola

Ghana Defender Alexander Djiku Expresses Excitement After Victory Over Angola

Lukman Mumuni
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:29 PM
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  • Ghana and Strasbourg defender Alexander Djiku has reacted after the win against Angola
  • The Black Stars centre-back is looking forward to the second-leg in Luanda on Monday
  • The four-time African champions are expected to leave Ghana on Saturday

Alexander Djiku has shared his excitement after Ghana left it late to beat Angola in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in Kumasi.

Bournemouth forward Antoine Semenyo netted the winner in the final minute of additional time as the four-time African champions edge close to another AFCON appearance.

Djiku, who was replaced with ten minutes remaining due to injury, took to social media to share his delight.

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Alexander Djiku has switched his attention to Ghana's game against Angola in Luanda. Credit: @GhanaBlackstars
Source: Twitter
"Strong team spirit. 3 points. Focus on the next one. We thanks all Ghanaians for the support and love," he wrote on Twitter.

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The Black Stars need a win in Angola to secure qualification to the next Nations Cup in Ivory Coast.

Meanwhile, the fitness of Djiku was be assessed before the trip to Luanda for the second-leg on Monday, March 27.

Ghana currently sit top of Group E, with seven points from three games and are three points adrift of second place Angola.

The Black Stars will be hoping to secure an early qualification, with new coach Chris Hughton aiming at winning the tournament in Ivory Coast. Ghana has been close three times since winning the 1982 edition.

Gyan backs Inaki Williams to succeed

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that former Ghana captain, Asamoah Gyan has jumped to the defence of misfiring forward Inaki Williams.

The Spain-born Ghanaian forward had another difficult game as the Black Stars laboured to a hard-fought win against Angola.

Williams was replaced in the 70th minute by match-winner Antoine Semenyo.

Fans praise Thomas Partey

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.

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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.