The Black Stars of Ghana hosted their 2023 AFCON qualifier group opponents, Angola, at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi on Thursday 23 March.
The Baba Yara Sports Stadium is considered a fortress for the Black Stars because it has not lost a game at the venue in the last two decades. Thursday’s match was no exception as the venue recorded one of the largest attendances in its recent history as Ghana narrowly beat Angola.
It took substitute Antoine Semenyo’s last-ditch strike to secure all three points at stake for the Black Stars. The Angolans set out to frustrate Ghana in the early stages of the game and hit them on the counter-attack.
The vociferous Ghana fans will not be left out of the show as they kept cheering on the team when it experienced some difficult patches during the game.
Ghana coach, Chris Hughton shuffled his pack to breathe a fresh breath into his attack by bringing on Semenyo who turned out the difference maker on the day.
Coach Chris Hughton admitted it was his biggest match and expects more as he handles the new Black Stars till the end of 2024.
Arsenal star Thomas Partey led the team with Andre Ayew being an unused substitute.
Coach Houghton was delighted to win his first match in charge as Black Stars Coach.