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Soccer News of Thursday, 24 March 2016

Source: GHANAsoccernet.com

PHOTO: AFCON 2017: Sluggish Ghana beat Mozambique 3-1

Atsu being confronted by a Mozambiqan defender

Ghana produced an uninspired display to dispatch Mozambique 3-1 and inch closer to the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations with a performance which begs for several questions.

In-form Anderlecht winger Frank Acheampong gave the Black Stars an early lead to signify the start of baptism of fire for the basement side.

But a lackluster display from the team dominated their play in the first half with Acheampong missing two golden opportunities to increase the tally.

The four-time African champions resumed with second half revitalized and defender John Boye put his team 2-0 ahead with a header.

The persistence from the Turkish-based defender paid off as Zainadine Junior’s clearance ricochet off Boye’s head for the second – his fourth international goal.

Moments later, Aston Villa striker Jordan Ayew chipped the ball past Jose Guirrugo for his side’s third goal at the Accra sports stadium - his 11th of his international career

More to follow soon