Ghana’s Black Stars Team B on Saturday, lost 4-1 on penalties to the Brave Warriors of Namibian in an international friendly match played at the Sam Nujoma Stadium, Namibia.
The Stars fought from a goal down to draw 1-1 in regulation time before losing when the lottery of penalties was invoked to determine the winner of the match in honour of Namibia’s President, Dr Hage Geingob.
Substitute Appiah McCarthy converted his effort while Kwadwo Amoako and Fatau Mohammed missed from the spot to hand the trophy to the host.
Ghana shook off early rustiness that saw the host dominate in the opening minutes, settling nerves to give the 12,000 filled to capacity stadium a good game.
Goalkeeper Eric Antwi stood out with some very good saves to keep Ghana in the match until the half hour mark when Muna Katupose put Namibia ahead.
Antwi pulled two other timely saves before the break. From recess, Ghana pulled parity when Shafiu Mumuni’s second attempt at a header sent the stadium all quiet on the 58th minute, having missed a perfect opportunity in the opening half.
Both teams pushed for a winner but it was Kwasi Donsu’s goal at the later stages of the match that was ruled offside.
Willy Stephanus, Marcel Papama, Immanuel Heita and Vitapi Ngareku converted their kicks to carry home at stake a giant trophy and medals.
The Black Stars also received medals for the effort.
16 Eric Ofori-Antwi – 2 Fatau Mohammed (c), 10 Ibrahim Moro, 17 Habib Mohammed, 3 Benjamin Agyare – 4 Justice Blay, 9 Benjamin Tweneboah/ Appiah McCarthy, 5 Nii Armah Ashitey/Kwadwo Amoako, 11 Shafiu Mumuni, 7 Kwesi Danso, 12 Amos Addai/William Kojo Poku
Source: Team Media Officer