USA ‘Destroys’ Ghana In A Friendly Game (Watch)

The Black Stars of Ghana endured a huge loss against the United States of America (USA) in their final friendly round of games in the October international window.

The first-half saw the Americans score four unanswered goals inside the first 40 minutes of the game with Giovanni Reyna snatching a brace.

Reyna opened the scoring in the 10th minute for the USA, exploiting a defensive blunder from the Black Stars to give his side the lead.

The lead was doubled in the 19th minute with AC Milan forward Christian Pulisic scoring from the penalty spot after Timothy Weah had been fouled in the 18 box.

It didn’t take long until the third goal was added with Weah constraining debutant Jerome Opoku into making a blunder prior to setting up Folarin Balogun to stretch out the lead to three.

The U.S team almost added one more to the pains of Ghana in the 30th minute, but Balogun’s header from short proximity fell into the benevolent hands of Abdul Manaf Nurudeen.

Yet again, nurudeen was called right into it five minutes after the fact as he denied Pulisic from adding to his count on the day.

Reyna added another in the 40th minute as he got USA’s fourth of the game and his second. The Borussia Dortmund man was the finisher in a very much worked free kick.

Mohammed Kudus forced Matt Turner into a magnificent save a minute after conceding, recording Ghana’s first shot on target in the October international break.

After the break, Hughton rolled out one change with Kingsley Schindler replacing Gideon Mensah.

Black Stars Of Ghana Suffer First Defeat Under Chris Hughton

Both teams showed very little intention on the attacking front in the second half of the encounter. The game ended 4-0 in favour of USA who had four goals scored in the opening half.

Chris Hughton made six changes to the team that began the fixture against Mexico with Nurudeen, Alidu Seidu, Jerome Opoku, Edmund Addo, Jordan Ayew and Inaki Williams all coming into the starting lineup.

Ghana ends the international break with two defeats having already lost to Mexico with a 0-2 scoreline over the weekend.

The loss also implies Hughton has lost consecutive games as lead coach after going unbeaten in his first five games in control .

The four-time African champions will now focus on next month when they begin the qualifiers for the 2026 FIFA World Cup before jetting off to Ivory Coast in January for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

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