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Ghana 3-0 Madagascar (2023 AFCON Qualifiers)

With a convincing 3-0 win over Madagascar, Ghana’s Black Stars got off to a flawless start in the 2023 African Cup of Nations Qualifiers.

Otto Addo’s men took all three points thanks to goals from Kudus Mohammed, Felix Afena-Gyan, and Osman Bukari.

After a first half in which Ghana dominated and generated numerous chances but failed to score, the game appeared to be heading for a painful conclusion on the Stars’ return to the Cape Coast Stadium.

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The game remained goalless at halftime due to poor finishing and a tenacious opponent in Madagascar’s goalkeeper.

At the start of the second half, the Black Stars continued to dominate and were rewarded when Kudus tapped into an empty net after a cutback from the right in the 53rd minute.

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Afena-Gyan pushed a loose ball home from a Jordan Ayew corner to double the advantage minutes later.

The Black Stars were in complete control at this point, as Kudus pushed in a third goal from a Baba Rahman cross.

Ghana pressed forward and rightfully added a third goal when substitute Osman Bukari around the Madagascar goalkeeper and sent the ball into the net.

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Mubarak Wakaso, whose place in the squad had been highly contested all week, even made an appearance.

The Black Stars now lead Group E on goal differential, one goal ahead of Angola, who defeated CAR 2-1 in the other group match.

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