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7 vs 0
Played
June 1, 2012 6:00 PM BST
Baba Yara Stadium — Kumasi
Referee:‬ B. Diatta‎
Attendance:‬ 38000‎
 
 
 
45′ Jordan Ayew
 
 
 
89′ Jordan Ayew
 
90+1′ Jerry Akaminko
 

Ghana 7-0 Lesotho: Black Stars on demolition spree as new faces score on debut

The Black Stars have begun their campaign to Brazil on a clean sheet as comeback kid Dominic Adiyiah and Jordan Ayew score two goals each

By Kent Mensah

World Cup 2010 - Uruguay vs Ghana, Sulley Muntari(Getty Images)
Ghana annihilated minnows Lesotho 7-0 in their opening 2014 World Cup qualifying game on home grounds to boost their confidence level ahead of their next game against Zambia.

Captain Sulley Muntari, Arsenal Kyiv’s Dominic Adiyiah, Jordan Ayew of Olympique Marseille, newly introduced Christian Atsu of Rio Ave and Jerry Akaminko got their names on the score sheet to give coach Kwesi Appiah his first competitive victory since assuming reins as head coach.

A very inspiring Black Stars side dominated possession throughout the game that saw Ghana goalkeeper Adams Kwarasey virtually on a holiday.

The Black Stars banged in three goals in the first half by Muntari, Adiyiah and Ayew. It was a game in which a fresh team was announced with a new coach as every player on the Ghanaian side gave their best in every department to the delight of the Kumasi fans.

A malfunctioning floodlight system nearly marred the game, forcing it to be stopped for about an hour in the second half. A listless Lesotho side could not stop the four-time African champions from making more incursions at their danger zone when the game resumed.

Adiyiah, who is returning to the senior national side after falling down the pecking order for some time now, bagged a double alongside Ayew, with Atsu and Akaminko recording their debut goals in the second half.

The result hands coach Appiah a good start and a confidence boost ahead of their next game against reigning African champions Zambia next week.



Ghana

12
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26
Harrison Afful
Defender
 - 
-
Jerry Akaminko
Defender
91′
 - 
25
John Boye
Defender
 - 
7
Samuel Inkoom
Defender
56′
 - 
23
Derek Boateng
Midfielder
62′
 - 
7
Badu
Midfielder
 - 
22
Kwadwo Asamoah
Midfielder
 - 
4
Sulley Muntari
Midfielder
15′ 58′
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-
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15
Jordan Ayew
Striker
45′ 77′ 89′
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Lesotho

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1
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-
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-
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-
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-
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-
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-
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Tumelo Bereng
Midfielder
47′
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-
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-
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-

Substitutes

1
Daniel Agyei
Goalkeeper
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16
Ernest Sowah
Goalkeeper
 - 
5
Daniel Addo
Defender
 - 
13
Lee Addy
Defender
 - 
26
 - 
4
 - 
21
Mohammed Rabiu
Midfielder
 - 
40
Anthony Annan
Midfielder
62′
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Richard Mpong
Midfielder
 - 
-
 - 
29
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-
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Substitutes

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Mohau Koenane
Goalkeeper
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-
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Mosiuoa Boseka
Midfielder
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-
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-
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-
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-
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Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

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  • Own Goal
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  • Yellow Card
  • Assist
  • Penalty Save
  • Penalty Shootout Goal
  • Penalty Shootout Miss
  • Yellow Card / Red Card
  • Red Card
  • Substitution IN
  • Substitution OUT
  • Injury
  • Goal.com Rating
  • Goal.com Man of the Match
  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
  • Top & Flop Global Ranking
  • Fans' Man of the Match
  • Fans' Flop of the Match
Results
Matchday 1
Times In BST
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Mohammed Abu Trika Mohammed Abu Trika
Midfielder
Al-Ahly
6 4
Papiss Cissé Papiss Cissé
Striker
Newcastle United
6 1
Asamoah Gyan Asamoah Gyan
Striker
Al Ain
6 0
Mohamed Salah Mohamed Salah
Midfielder
Chelsea
6 0
Juvenal Juvenal
Midfielder
5 2