- International Friendly Match
- Saudi Arabia 0-3 Ghana
Ghana Black Stars could be out of contention for the 2018 FIFA World Cup but the Western Africans are not resting.
On Tuesday evening, the Black Stars humbled Saudi Arabia 3-0 during an international friendly played in Jeddah.
Young Boys Bern defender Kasim Adams Nuhu opened the scoring for a largely youthful side.
Nuhu, one of the several debutants on the team tapped home – thanks to Ebenezer Ofori’s teasing cross.
Saudi Arabia center half Hassan Haswani then diverted the ball into his own net following a Thomas Partey’s tempting pass in the 68th minute.
The Atletico Madrid utility player scored the third on the stroke of full time with a thunderous finish inside the goal area.
Ghana is on a re-building process for the future basing on the team as they fielded players as John Antwi, Nuhu, Vincent Atinga, Abbas Muhammed and Isaac Twum for the very first time in their senior careers.
Coach Kwesi Appiah’s new charges will not play at the much treasured 2018 FIFA World Cup finals in Russia following a dismal showing in the qualifiers.
The Black Stars will host Egypt (who have already qualified) next month in the final round of the 2018 FIFA World Cup group E qualifier.
Meanwhile, Uganda Cranes will complete the campaign away from home to Congo on 6th November 2017 in Brazzaville.