The Espanyol midfielder's long drive settled matters in Lisbon, Portugal to silence the Blue Sharks of Cape VerdeGhana managed to defeat Cape Verde 0-1 in an international friendly on Wednesday evening in Portugal.
Espanyol midfielder Mubarak Wakaso recorded his debut senior goal for Ghana with the only strike of the night at the University of Lisbon Stadium.
Despite the game being a warm-up fixture ahead of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa, it simply presented Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah an opportunity to run the rule over a host of players as he prepares to name his team for the next year's competition.
Appiah named a starting team that saw 19-year-old Inter Milan player Joseph Duncan make his Black Stars debut with a host of players also fighting for a place.
After a goalless first half, the second half witnessed a flurry of action from both sides.
However, Wakaso's long drive settled matters at the University of Lisbon Stadium as the first-time Africa Cup of Nations finalist, Cape Verde, failed to recover.