Ernest Nuamah crafted a memorable international moment by clinching a decisive victory for the Black Stars against the Central African Republic (CAR) on Thursday.
The game, held at Kumasi’s Baba Yara Stadium, witnessed Nuamah scoring his inaugural international goal, a vital contribution that secured Ghana’s qualification for the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament set to take place in Ivory Coast next year.
Nuamah, who recently joined the renowned French club Lyon, had the straightforward task of calmly placing the ball into the net from close range.
This pivotal goal materialized after an assist from the hardworking Antoine Semenyo, who played a significant role as a second-half substitute in Ghana’s performance.
Initially, CAR posed a threat to Ghana’s undefeated streak at the Baba Yara Stadium, which had endured for over two decades, by opening the scoring with a goal from forward Louis Mafouta. However, West Ham star Mohammed Kudus came to Ghana’s rescue with a splendid free-kick goal, ensuring both teams entered halftime on level terms.
In the second half, it was Nuamah who ultimately settled the contest with his precisely timed goal, securing a 2-1 victory for Ghana. This win also extended Ghana’s unbeaten record at the Baba Yara Stadium, stretching back to the year 2000.
Nuamah initially made his debut for the national team in the previous game against Madagascar, where he made a cameo appearance. Thursday’s match marked his second outing for the senior national team, and his debut goal will undoubtedly be celebrated by fans and teammates alike.
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