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Sports News of Wednesday, 19 December 2018


Ghana deserved the victory over Togo in U-23 AFCON qualifier - Isaac Twum

Isaac Twum is happy with Ghana's victory over Togo Isaac Twum is happy with Ghana's victory over Togo

Ghana U-23 national team captain Isaac Twum has expressed his satisfaction following the 5-1 victory over Togo in the Africa U-23 Cup of Nation first leg qualifier at Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi on Tuesday.

A hat-trick by Salamanca striker Kwabena Owusu and a goal each from Osman Bukari and Yakubu Nassam Ibrahim were enough to give the Black Meteors a huge advantage despite an early scare after Thibault Klidje scored an away goal for Togo.

"I believe we did very well if you look at the circumstances we found ourselves in after the first half, " Twum told Goal .

"When they equalised and we later missed the penalty, the pressure was mounting on us. The players did extremely well to keep their cool and that helped us to score four goals in the second half.

"We deserved this victory and I'm satisfied because it would help us make it to the next stage of the qualifiers. We will not be complacent in the return leg in Lome on Saturday, " he added.

After both legs, the winner will face Gabon in the last qualifying round in March next year for a place in the finals three months later.