Asia Japan trash Ghana Black Stars in 2022 Kirin Cup semifinal

Japan vs Ghana

Japan had not pity for Ghana Black Stars in the semifinal of the 2022 Kirin Cup as the Samurai Blue beat Otto Addo’s men 4-1 on Friday morning.

The West African side conceded the first goal inside 29 minutes as Miki Yamane gave the lead to the home side.

However, Andre Ayew made a high pressing and won the ball for his junior brother Jordan who scored the equalizer for Ghana in the 44th minute.

With fans expecting they’ll keep that 1-1 scoreline until half-time, Black Stars conceded another goal in the additional time as Kaoru Mitoma made it 2-1 for the Samurai Blue.

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The Black Stars failed to score in the second stanza with Japan running the encounter until the end.

Former Real Madrid player Takefusa Kubo scored the third goal in the 73rd minute while Daizen Maeda made it 4-1 eight minutes prior to the full-time.

This is the first loss of Otto Addo since his appointment as Black Stars head coach.


Aimé ATTI is a bilingual journalist who breathes football and shares his passion on Africa Top Sports

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