International Friendly: Japan beat Ghana Black Stars 4 – 1
The Black Stars suffered it’s first defeat under leadership of new coach Otto Addo who took over from Milovan Rajevac.
The Black Stars have so far played two draws against Nigeria in the World Cup Qualifiers to book it’s place in the up coming World Cup tournament.
Ghana secured it’s first victory under the new management by defeating Madagascar by 3 goals to nil.
The following game against Central African Republic however ended in a draw for the Ghanaian senior National side.
Black Stars lost it’s exciting form ahead of the Japan international friendly after most of the top players miss the match over injury, health issues and personal reasons.
Ghana hoped the game against Japan will help them prepare well ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup where they will face South Korea who play like Japan.
First half update
29 mins: Yamane score for Japan to give them a norrow lead over Ghana
39 mins: Jordan Ayew (Ghana) commits foul and Kurt Ams immediately signals free kick
40 mins: Hiroki receives yellow card for foul
44 mins : Jordan blast shot past Japan’s goalkeeper to equalise for Ghana.
Japan 1-1 Ghana
45+1 mins: Kaoru Mitoma score another goal for Japan
Halftime Japan 2 – 1 Ghana
Second half update
46 mins: Japan win free kick inside Ghana area
55 mins: Japan miss chance at goal
55 mins: Japan miss a chance at goal as Mitoma shot was deflected
64 mins: Mohammed Kudus win a free kick for Ghana in front of the 18 yard box
65: Jordan Ayew free kick miss the net by some few inches
66 mins: Goalkeeper Ati Zigi make crucial save deflecting corner kick by Japan
74 mins: Takefusa Kubo score third goal for Japan
80 mins: Jordan Ayew’s free kick find a teammate outside the box. The goalkeeper climbed above all the players in the box to intercept the cross and snuff out the opportunity.
83 mins : Daizen Maeda converts his effort and score the fouth goal for Japan
90+3 mins: Japan lead Ghana by 4 goals to 1
Full Time: Japan 4 – 1 Ghana