- Ghanaian teen Ernest Nuamah starred for the Black Meteors against Algeria
- Fatawu Issahaku scored the only goal as Ghana defeated Algeria in Kumasi
- The Black Meteors have now qualified for the U23 Africa Cup of Nations
Ernest Nuamah has been the name on the lips of Ghanaians in the last few hours, following his dazzling display for the Black Meteors in the AFCON U23 qualifiers.
The FC Nordsjaelland forward provided an assist as the Ghana U23 team defeated Algeria to qualify for the tournament in Morocco in June.
Nuamah tormented the Young Desert Foxes and created several goal-scoring opportunities for his teammates, but only one was converted by Fatawu Issahaku.
He was easily Ghana's best player on the day, with fans applauding and chanting his name anytime he was on the ball at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium.
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Fans react to Nuamah's performance
@addojunr posted on Twitter:
"Ernest Nuamah is such a delight to watch"
"Ernest Nuamah has all the tools to dominate in the next few years. Pace, final pass, dribbling. World at his feet."
"Ernest Nuamah has provided two assists for the Black Meteors over two legs against Algeria. A real gem."
"Black Meteors’ goal against Algeria at the Baba Yara Stadium. The turn and skill from Ernest Nuamah and the skill to pick out Fatawu Issahaku."
@Yaw_Ampofo_ also wrote:
"Ernest Nuamah was unplayable, electric and races above every other player with his skillset against Algeria . He’s effective about his approaches and often makes good decisions."
"This lad Ernest Nuamah is a very good player. He has been fantastic for Black Meteors so far. The next big thing."
"Ernest Nuamah really came to the party today at Baba Yara. Such an exciting prospect. Let us manage this one very well. And oh Amakom and Asafo really came together to cheer him up at the stadium. He knows his people and his people also know him."
Ghana qualifies for AFCON U23
Sports Brief also reported on Issahaku repeating his Algeria feat in Kumasi as the Black Meteors sealed qualification to the AFCON U23.
The Sporting Lisbon winger connected a cross from Nuamah to score the only goal as Ghana secured a 2-1 aggregate win after the two legs.
The Nordsjaelland forward outwitted his marker and rounded another Algerian player before sending in a lovely cross which Issahaku met.