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Sports News of Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Source: ghanacrusader.com

Emmanuel Boateng scores in debut game as Black Stars defeat Japan

Black Stars new boy Emmanuel Boateng registered his first international goal at senior level in his debut game for the team in a 2-0 friendly win against Japan on Wednesday, May 3 at the Nissan Stadium.

Stop-gap captain Thomas Partey gave the Black Stars the lead in nine minutes with a superb free kick 20 meters away from the Japanese goal after Boateng was brought down by Tomoaki Makino.

Boateng then added the second in the 51st through the spot kick after he was brought down in the penalty area by goalie Eiji Kwashima.

Partey and Boateng were on target as Ghana cruised to a 2-0 win in the 2018 World Cup warm-up against Japan on Wednesday.

Japan were using the friendly to prepare for their 2018 World Cup campaign in Russia whilst the Black Stars also tried new sets of players as they also prepare for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Ghana line up against Japan: Richard Ofori, Andy Yiadom, Lumor Agbenyenu, Rashid Sumaila, Nicholas Opoku, Joseph Attamah Laweh, Isaac Sackey, Frank Acheampong, Thomas Partey, Nana Ampomah, Emmanuel Boateng