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Sports News of Sunday, 28 March 2021


Medeama star Justice Blay makes Ghana debut in Sao Tome win

Black Stars midfielder, Justice Blay Black Stars midfielder, Justice Blay

Medeama midfielder Justice Blay made his Black Stars debut in the 3-1 win over Sao Tome and Principe in the final 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sao Tome on Sunday.

The combative midfielder replaced China-based Mubarak Wakaso with 12 minutes left on the clock as the Ghanaian run riot at the Accra Sports stadium.

Blay was shown a yellow card in the 84th minutes as the four-time African champions strolled to victory at home to end the qualification battle in style.

France-based Nicholas Opoku opened the scoring after jumping high like a bird inside the box to head in a corner kick from the right taken by Kudus Mohammed on 12 minutes to give Ghana the lead.

Crystal Palace striker Jordan Ayew increased the tally to two from the spot-kick before Rahman added the third in the second half.

Goalkeeper Razak Abalora gifted the visitors a goal after Jokceleny Fernandes Carvalho capitalized on a goalkeeping howler to grab a consolation.

Ghana ends Group C as winners on 13 points and qualify alongside Sudan who dished out a 2-0 win over South Africa.