Majeed Ashimeru Thrilled With Game Changing Performance as Ghana Beat Madagascar

Majeed Ashimeru Thrilled With Game Changing Performance as Ghana Beat Madagascar

Lukman Mumuni
November 18, 2023 at 10:55 AM
  • Majeed Ashimeru has reacted to Ghana's win over Madagascar
  • The Anderlecht star impressed despite coming on in the second half
  • The Black Stars travel to Moroni to play Comoros Islands

Anderlecht midfielder Majeed Ashimeru has shared his excitement after starring in Ghana's victory against Madagascar in the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers opener.

Ashimeru changed the game after coming on in the second half as the Black Stars scored late to secure all three points.

The midfielder cleverly controlled a pass from Gideon Mensah before laying it back to the defender whose cross was met by Inaki Williams for a last-gasp winner.

Majeed Ashimeru, Ghana, Black Stars, Madagascar
Majeed Ashimeru in action for the Black Stars against Madagascar. Credit: @GhanaBlackstars
Source: Twitter

The Belgium-based midfielder, who has been in and out of the team due to injury, took to social media to express his delight.

"Thrilled for the chance to represent my homeland once again, and grateful for the amazing fans who fill the stadium to support us. Delighted with the maximum points, we eagerly anticipate the next challenge. Go Black Stars!," he wrote on X.

The Black Stars will travel to Moroni on Saturday ahead of Tuesday's game against the Comoros Islands, as reported by Ghana Soccernet.

The four-time African champions are chasing a fifth appearance to the World Cup, and will be hoping to collect maximum points in Comoros.

Asamoah Gyan hails Majeed Ashimeru

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Asamoah Gyan has praised Majeed Ashimeru after his dazzling display against Madagascar.

The Belgium-based midfielder changed the game after coming on in the second half of the match between Ghana and Madagascar in the opening game of the World Cup qualifier in Group I.

Ashimeru started the attack, which led to the winner from Inaki Williams in the final minute in Kumasi.

Inaki Williams powers Ghana to victory

Sports Brief also reported that Inaki Williams' debut goal for the Black Stars clinched Ghana a hard-fought victory against Madagascar to get off to a winning start in the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

The Athletic Club forward rose high to head home from a lovely cross from Gideon Mensah in the final minute of the game in Kumasi.

The visitors started the better of the two sides, getting two corner kicks in the first five minutes, but failed to take advantage of the set pieces.

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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.
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