Ghana smash Congo 5-1 in Brazzaville

Tuesday 5th September , 2017 4:38 pm

Ghana produced its best display in the 2018 World Cup qualifying series in Brazzaville on Tuesday with a huge 5-1 scoreline.

Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey and Red Star Belgrade forward Richmond Boakye-Yiadom helped themselves to the goals on the day with Partey scoring his first hat-trick and Boakye-Yiadom getting a brace.

The Black Stars needed to respond to last Friday’s 1-1 draw in Kumasi but they had to withstand early pressure from the Congolese who tried to create chances.

However, against the run of play, in the 23rd minute, Thomas Agyepong went down the left and cut the ball back. It took a deflection but Richmond Boakye-Yiadom was there to slot home from close range.

Ghana got a second three minutes later from an identical run down the right from Christian Atsu. His cross was initially missed by Boakye-Yiadom but Partey found himself in space to score also from close range.

The Congolese upped the ante and went close with a free kick which was brilliantly saved by Richard Ofori but the resulting corner gave Congo the reward they were looking for.

Vladis-Emmerson Illoy-Ayyet rose to power the header past Ofori to half the score.

But Ghana went forward to find another goal on the break. Atsu sought out Partey whose speculative shot took a slight deflection and rose into the net.

Partey completed his hat-trick when he picked up a loose pass, run towards goal and fired the ball home.

The rout was completed by another Boakye-Yiadom goal in the 85th goal. He was found by an Afful centre and he scored after initially controlling the cross.

The victory gives Ghana 5 points while Uganda are on 7 and Egypt on 6 points.



By: Citi Sports