International Friendly: 3 Lessons From Ghana’s 3-0 Win Over Saudi Arabia

The Black Stars of Ghana proved why they are one of the biggest sides in World Football after thrashing 2018 World Cup-bound Saudi Arabia 3-0 in an international friendly game on Tuesday.

Before the game against Saudi Arabia in Jeddah, the four-time African champions had failed to qualify for next year’s World Cup but they showed some qualities without the country’s all-time scorer Asamoah Gyan, Andre Ayew, Jordan Ayew, Jonathan Mensah, John Boye and Christian Atsu.

The team that Kwesi Appiah paraded for the game, no one can question their individual qualities.

We now zoom into the lessons we can derive from Ghana’s win over Saudi Arabiai.

  1. Kwesi Appiah is building a future team
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It is obvious the Black Stars can’t rely on the old faces anymore, and Kwesi Appiah has started putting things together. The players used in the game were so youthful and they were more hungrier.

The immediate tournament ahead of Ghana is 2019 and Appiah has began his selection for the tournament.

2. No one is bigger than the Black Stars

With how the new players are fighting for a position in the Black Stars, it simply means that, no one is bigger than the Black Stars. Ghana thrashed Congo 5-1 in Brazzaville, drew 0-0 with Uganda in Kampala in a World Cup qualifiers and they won 3-0 against Saudi Arabia without the big guys.

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With this latest development when a new player is given the opportunity he can deliver.

3. Thomas Partey, the new dangerman

In Black Stars’ last four games, the Atletico Madrid man has really showed the kind of player he is. He is currently the most in-form player in the Black Stars team, he now carries the team on his shoulders. In his last four games for the Black Stars he has netted five goals.

 

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