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Black Stars bounce back!

The senior national football team, the Black Stars, bounced back from their 3-0 defeat to Mali on Saturday 10th October 2020 to defeat Asian champions Qatar 5-1 tonight at the Mardan Sports Complex in Turkey.

Black Stars Head Coach C.K Akonnor made 5 changes to the side that faced Mali on Saturday with goalkeeper Razak Abalora has been given the chance to start in the post ahead of Lawrence Ati-Zigi, youngster Benson Annan played at right-back, Joseph Aidoo partnered Alexander Djiku in the centre of defence.

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Baba Iddrisu replaced Bernard Mensah in heart of midfield while Saudi Arabia-based winger Samuel Owusu making it into the first eleven.

Brentford winger Tariqe Fosu opened the scoring in the 22nd minute after chancing on a loose ball in the Qatari defence following a Jordan Ayew strike. Almoez Ali would however level the score before the break with a beautiful finish lobbing goalkeeper Abalora.

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The Stars would, however, come back strongly in the second half. Black Stars captain Andre Ayew would put the Black Stars 2-1 up in the 63rd minute before Samuel Owusu would get Ghana’s third. Ayew would then get a brace in the 83rd minute and Caleb Ekuban would score the Black Stars’ final and 5th goal in the 87th minute.

Hi, I am Leroy Hawkson, an up and coming sports journalist with over 4 years of experience in media working for the likes of University of Ghana-based Radio Univers (where I served as the Head of Production and Host of the station's sports show "Sports Express"), the National Media Commission (NMC) and ClassFM. I am also a writer and researcher for GTV Sports+ show "Beyond the Pitch," producer of popular Ghana Facebook Live boxing show "KBOXtv Live" and Head of Sports of Talks Africa Media. I am is passionate about the lesser-known or less financed sports in Ghana and would love to show Ghanaians the beauty of these sports to help develop them into powerhouses in the country and the world.

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