Senegal defeated Qatar 3-1 in the opening round of the FIFA World Cup, effectively eliminating the hosts. Forward Mohammed Muntari, who was born in Ghana, scored Qatar’s first goal.
Boulaye Dia and Famara Diedhiou scored goals for Qatar just before halftime, respectively, but Muntari, a naturalized citizen of Qatar, gave the team a chance to come back with a header in the 78th minute.
Bamba Dieng, who scored the third goal for the Teranga Lions, put an end to any smouldering embers of a comeback.
The 28-year-old Muntari is a striker for Al-Duhail in the Qatar Stars League right now.
Muntari was born and raised in Kumasi, but when he was a little child, he migrated to Qatar and naturalized.
He was a student at the GloLamp Soccer Academy, run by Nii Odartey Lamptey, a former Ghanaian international.
He was called up to the Qatar national team in December 2014 and made his debut on December 27, 2014, in a friendly against Estonia, scoring his first goal.