Ghana put up a swashbuckling performance to trounce West African neighbours Togo 4-1 on Tuesday night in an international friendly played in Antwerp.Goran Stevanovic’s debut achieved the result he had wanted as Ghana strolled past neighbours.The new Black Stars coach says he was happy with his team’s play as he craves for such performances in the future.
“I am happy with the result but more pleased with the way my team played today. Scoring four goals was a good result for us and I am satisfied,” the Ghana coach said in the post game interview.
Stevanovic handed Sulley Muntari a starting role and stuck to most regulars of the side with the game serving as a build up towards the 2012 African Nations Cup qualifying with an away game against Congo coming up later in March.It was a night for the defenders as Samuel Inkoom and Jonathan Mensah both scored their first ever international goals for Ghana.The Black Stars opened the scoring through Dominic Adiyiah in the 10th minute.Midfielder Sulley Muntari found Kwadwo Asamoah who released Adiyiah and the Partizan Belgrade new signing shot home.Togo drew level from the spot three minutes after the break but Ghana restored their one goal lead courtesy substitute Jonathan Mensah on 60 minutes.Togo defender Akpakpo scored an own in the 69th minute thanks to the pressure being mounted by Udinese midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah.Substitute Samuel Inkoom capped up an impressive Ghana display on the night with the fourth goal after Adiyiah whisked pass his markers to set up the Dnipro Dnipropetrovesk right-back.
Richard Kingson-John Painstil, Isaac Vorsah/Jonathan Mensah, John Mensah/John Boye, David Addy-Anthony Annan/Emmanuel Agyeman Badu, Kwadwo Asamoah, Sulley Muntari/Nana Kwesi Asare, Bernard Kumordzi/Derek Boateng-Dominic Adiyiah, Prince Tagoe/Samuel Inkoom