Ghana’s Black Galaxies beat their arch rivals CHAN Super Eagles of Nigeria in the first leg of the 2022 CHAN playoffs at the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday evening.
The Ghanaians showed up early in the game and settled into the game well very early in the opening exchanges of the Jollof Derby.
Daniel Afriyie Barnieh and the other attackers struggled to weave through the solid Nigeria defense throughout the first 45 minutes of the match.
Early in the second half of the match, Ghana’s goal bound effort was deliberately handled in the box which resulted in a spot kick for Ghana.
Accra Hearts of Oak SC striker Daniel Afriyie Barnieh stepped up to send the goalkeeper the wrong way to make it 1-0 to the hosts with a perfect spot kick.
David Abagna Sandan had a great opportunity to make it 2-0 but his effort went way over the crossbar.
Later on in the game, Abagna sent in a beautiful pass into the path of another Hearts of Oak star Suraj Seidu to grabbed the second goal on a second attempt after his initial effort was saved by the goalie.
The Ghanaians take a huge advantage ahead of next week’s second leg in Nigeria at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja.