Ghana’s Black Stars have jumped to the top of their 2023 African Nations Cup Qualifying Group with four points amassed from their opening two games.
The Stars set off on the road to La Cote d’Ivoire with an impressive three – nil thumping of Madagascar in Cape Coast on Wednesday night, and followed it up with a solid hard fought one – all draw away against the Central African Republic.
The Stars cruised to victory in front of their passionate home fans on Wednesday night thanks to well worked goals from Mohammed Kudus, Felix Afena-Gyan and Osman Bukari. The game, which marked the team’s first appearance at home since securing their ticket to the Qatar 2022 World Cup, set the tone for a commanding start to the qualifying phase for the next AFCON tournament.
This past eekend saw the Stars maintain their unbeaten start to the group games, after being held to a credible away draw by the Wild Beasts from the Central African Republic. The Black Stars drew first blood in the match with a beautiful goal from Mohammed Kudus at the Estadio 11 de Novembro in Luanda, Angola. Central African Republic leveled four minutes from recess and held on to the point despite the barrage of attacking pressure mounted by the Stars.
Ghana continue to lead Group E with four points, followed by Angola who have also secured four points from their first two matches. The stage is thus set for September’s double-header between the two nations.
The PFAG continues to wish the Black Stars well on their journey to AFCON 2023. The PFAG remains in no doubt that our gallant Stars will once again secure their slot at the 34th continental showpiece scheduled to take place in La Cote d’Ivoire. The PFAG continues to stand with them and for them!