Sports News of Tuesday, 8 February 2011
Source: Michael Oti Adjei
Scorers: Adiyiah, Jonathan. Mensah, Own Goal, Inkoom
Goran Stevanovic’s tenure as Ghana boss got off to the best possible start with a 4-1 victory over Togo in Antwerp, Belgium.
Dominic Adiyiah scored only his second goal in a year-and-a-half to hand Ghana the lead over its eastern neighbors, but Togo fought back with an equalizer via the penalty spot at the start of the second half.
However, the Black Stars fought back to claim victory and the bragging rights with goals from defender Jonathan Mensah and an own-goal after good work from midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah.
Samuel Inkoom who replaced striker Prince Tagoe finished off a perfect move by in-form Dominic Adiyiah to seal the deserved victory.
Stevanovic set out his side in an attacking manner, playing the Adiyiah and Prince Tagoe up-front and the attack-minded midfielders Sulley Muntari and Kwadwo Asamoah behind them.
The result is likely to ensure Ghana retain their place as the top-ranked side in Africa and for Stevanovic it will buy him precious goodwill as he embarks on one of the most difficult jobs in African football.
And for a coach who promised to win and win with style, Stevanovic could not have wished for a better start.
Richard Kingson; John Painstil, Isaac Vorsah/Jonathan Mensah, John Mensah/John Boye, David Addy; Anthony Annan/Emmanuel Agyeman Badu, Kwadwo Asamoah, Sulley Muntari/Nana Kwesi Asare, Bernard Kumordzi/Derek Boateng; Dominic Adiyiah, Prince Tagoe/Samuel Inkoom