Black Stars Of Ghana Suffer First Defeat Under Chris Hughton

Ghana lost to Mexico by 2-0 in an international Friendly in the United States on Sunday October 15. This is coach Chris Hughton’s first defeat as Black Stars boss.

Second half goals from Hirving Lozano and Antuna fixed the win for the CONCACAF Gold Cup champions as they proceeded with their supremacy over the Black Stars.

Ghana, regardless of an unconvincing showcase in the first half, had the option to prevent the Mexicans from scoring with no shots on target.

The Black Stars were also distant from undermining the Mexicans in the first half, with star man Mohammed Kudus just recording 17 touches of the ball in the first half.

Mexico returned from the break the better team as Lozano opened the scoring with a near finish on break the gridlock. The hosts on the day capitalised on a loss of concentration from the four-time African side to punish them.

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Antuna wrapped things up in the 72nd minute of the clash beating Ghana’s defensive line before slotting the ball past Lawrence Ati-Zigi in goal for the Black Stars.

The 2-0 loss in the early long stretches of Sunday implies Ghana are still without a win in each of their meetings against Mexico with four games played. The Black Stars have also failed to score on three events while conceding six goals in that period.

Hughton’s men will now face the United States in their second friendly game of the international break on October 18.

The two games are part of the team’s preparation for the opening round of the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers as well as the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

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