Africa got busy following the start of the 2022 Qatar FIFA World Cup qualifiers across some venues with the Cape Coast Stadium in Ghana being one of them.
The Black Stars of Ghana hosted Ethiopia in the opening game in front of a sparsely populated crowd who turned up to watch the game on the evening.
In what looked like a “David and Goliath” affair on paper for Ghana, it turned out to be a different story against Ethiopia with the Black Stars forced to dig deep for a goal.
China based midfielder and one of the most consistent Black Stars players in the last five years, Mubarak Wakaso will however find an important first half goal.
His 40-yards strike on the 35th minute managed to go in between the legs of goalkeeper, Teklemariam Shamko for Ghana’s only goal and first three points.
Captain Andre Ayew tweeted after game.
Coach Charles Akonnor was dealt a huge blow when Crystal Palace winger, Jeffrey Schlupp picked up an injury in the course of the game which was later confirmed as a hamstring.
The win puts the Black Stars top of Group G with 3 points after South Africa and Zimbabwe settled for a 0-0 draw.
Ghana will now travel to South Africa against the Bafana Bafana for the second group game of the World Cup qualifiers.