Match Report: Mexico second string team beat Black Stars in friendly


Mexico continued their dominance over Ghana as they handed Kwesi Appiah his first defeat on his return as Black Stars head coach.

The Tricolor of Mexico beat Ghana 1-0 at NRG Stadium in Houston in the USA on Wednesday.

Appiah and his charges started the game on a good note but was unsuccessful in utilizing the numerous chances they had in the game particularly in the first half.

Majeed Abdul Waris nearly shot Ghana forward in the second minute of the game but his shot wasn’t enough to give the Black Stars a lead.

Elias Hernandez provided the lone goal, scoring from the penalty spot in the 32nd minute after Ghana defender John Boye fouled Jesus Gallardo in the 18-yard box.

Mexico fielded what was essentially a reserve squad Wednesday since their best players are representing the national team in the 2017 Confederations Cup. El Tri play Germany in the semifinals Thursday.

Raphael Dwamena also missed an opportunity that could have handed the stars the leveler in the 56th minute.

This game forms part of Mexico’s preparation ahead of the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Ghana will face the United States of America in another international friendly on July 01.

Ghana line-up to face Mexico:

Richard Ofori

Harrison Afful

Lumor Agbenyenu

Jonathan Mensah

John Boye

Isaac Sackey

Frank  Acheampong

Ebenezer Ofori

Raphael  Dwamena

Majeed Waris

Thomas Agyepong.

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