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Black Stars wallop Kotoko in friendly

The Black Stars defeated Asante Kotoko 3-0 in a friendly played on Friday at the Baba Yara Stadium.

The match which was arranged to get the national team busy after CAF cancelled the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sierra Leone, saw Coach Kwesi Appiah’s men scoring through strikers Abdul Majeed Warris, Emmanuel Boateng and midfielder Christian Atsu.

Nantes striker Warris scored in the 21st minute after he connected home a pass from Isaac Sackey before shooting into the right bottom corner.

Levante Striker Emmanuel Boateng increased the tally in the 47th minute to give the Stars a commanding lead.

Newcastle United winger Christian Atsu in the 55th minute outwitted Kotoko defender Wahab Adams to register the third and final goal for the team.

The Porcupine Warriors made some incursions into the vital area of the Stars with Kwame Boahene and Prince Acquah all involved but they failed to make it count for Coach CK Akunnor’s team.

The friendly match was organized after Ghana’s 2019 AFCON qualifying match against Sierra Leone was cancelled after FIFA suspended the West African country last week.

Kotoko will play another friendly match on Sunday with Burkinabe side Save African Child Football club side at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium.

Black Stars start list:

Felix Annan, Andy Yiadom, Lumor Agbenyenu, Jonathan Mensah, John Boye, Afriyie Acquah, Christian Atsu, Isaac Sackey, Majeed Waris, Bernard Mensah, Nana Ampomah.

Asante Kotoko start list:

Ibrahim Danlad, Amos Frimpng, Abass Mohammed, Wahab Adams, Emmanuel Agyemang Badu, Richard Senanu, Kwame Boahene, Kwame Bonsu, Jordan Opoku, Sogne Yacouba, Obed Owusu.

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