Ghana Beat Nicaragua to End International Break on Winning Note

Ghana Beat Nicaragua to End International Break on Winning Note

  • Abdul Fatawu Issahaku has netted his first-ever goal for the Black Stars in an international friendly against Nicaragua
  • The four-time African champions defeated the South Americans to end the international break on a winning note
  • The Black Stars will next play Switzerland in November before the start of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar

Abdul Fatawu Issahaku's first half curler earned Ghana victory against Nicaragua in their penultimate friendly before the start of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

The Sporting Lisbon winger whipped in after controlling a misplaced clearance to hand the Black Stars a win at the Estadio Francisco Artes Carrasco.

The Black Stars, after the defeat to Brazil, got off to a great start and should have broken the game's deadlock in the early minutes after Fatawu's strike deflected off a Nicaragua defender.

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The Black Stars have beaten Nicaragua in a friendly in Spain. Credit: @GhanaBlackstars
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Moments later, Inaki Williams had the chance to get his debut goal but solid defending from Nicaragua stopped the Black Stars attacker from scoring.

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And with ten minutes to half time, an attack from the left saw Gideon Mensah cross the ball into the box which was poorly dealt with as it fell to Kudus Mohammed, whose right footed strike deflected off Inaki Williams and fell to Issahaku, who fired home.

After the break, the Black Stars kept attacking in search of a second goal.

However, Mohammed Kudus had a goal ruled out for offside despite wasting most of the opportunities that came his way.

Otto Addo made several changes in the dying minutes, bringing on captain Andre Ayew, but the Black Stars failed to add to the scoreline.

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The Black Stars will play Switzerland in November before leaving for the World Cup.

Otto Addo does not expect a tough challenge from Nicaragua

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Otto Addo does not expect a tough challenge from Nicaragua ahead of the Black Stars friendly encounter against the South Americans.

Ghana will engage Nicaragua in Lorca, Spain as part of preparations ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Ahead of the game on Tuesday evening, Otto Addo revealed Nicaragua wont be as tough as Brazil.

Source: SportsBrief.com