Emmanuel Yeboah scored a hat-trick in the first half as the Black Meteors defeated Zamalek SC 4-1 on Tuesday.
Ghana played the Egyptian Premier League team in their second friendly match as part of their preparations for the 2023 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), which will be held this weekend in Morocco.
Yeboah opened the scoring for the Black Meteors in the first 10 minutes of the game, giving Ghana a flying start.
However, they were swiftly drawn back, with Zamalek equalising in the 16th minute.
The Cluj strike struck again nine minutes after the equaliser, restoring Ghana’s lead and putting them in control.
He accomplished his hat-trick in the 41st minute, becoming the first player in men’s national team history to do so since Jordan Ayew against South Korea ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Ghana added a fourth goal through Yeboah’s strike partner, Godwin Bentil, to put the Meteors up three goals.
Zamalek were awarded a penalty near the conclusion of the half, but Jordan Amissah, who was filling in for Danlad Ibrahim, stepped up to save from the spot.
The second half of the game little action with the Meteors protecting their lead.
The game ended 4-1 with Ghana wrapping up their camping in the North African country ahead of their first game at the U-23 AFCON against Congo on Sunday, June 25.