Match Report: USA 2-1 Ghana, Kwesi Appiah beaten again by the Yankees

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Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah was handed his second successive defeat by the United States of America on Saturday evening after losing on same margin to them at the 2014 Worldcup in Brazil.

The Yankees once again secured the bragging rights over Ghana after beating the Africa giants 2-1 in an international friendly on Saturday night

Dominic Dwyer deservedly broke the deadlock after 19 minutes of dominance over the Black Stars.

The Black Stars finally had the chance to level things up after winger Frank Acheampong was fouled in the penalty box but Asamoah Gyan who boldly stepped forward to convert his first spot in seven years ended up missing what could have sealed parity for the West African side in the 4th minute.

Kellyn Acosta netted his first international goal as he doubled the Yankees lead back from recess to the delight of the charming fans who thronged the stadium.

Defender Rashid Sumaila could not finished the first half when he paved way for Berekum Chelsea’s Nicholas Opoku to replace him after sustaining what could be a knee injury.

Back from break, the Black Stars improved on their shambolic first half performance when they kept pushing forward for at least a consolation.

The Black Stars pressing game in the second half paid off in the 59th minute when Captain Asamoah Gyan excellently made amends as he scored from a free kick at a very tight angle to pull one back for Ghana.

Striker Majeed Waris was brought on to replace Raphael Dwamena whiles Jerry Akaminko was also substituted for Liberty Professionals defender Samuel Sarfo.

The game forms part of the U.S. Men’s National Team preparations for the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

28,754 fans turned up at the Pratt & Whitney Stadium to watch the crucial friendly.

Ghana starting line-up against USA

Richard Ofori

Rashid Sumaila/ Nicholas Opoku

Lumor Agbenyenu

Jerry Akaminko/ Samuel Sarfo

John Boye

Mohammed Abu

Frank Acheampong/ Kwadwo Poku

Ebenezer Ofori

Asamoah  Gyan

Raphael Dwamena/ Majeed Waris

David Accam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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