The Black Satellites got off to a flying start in the African U20 Championship with a 4-0 win over Tanzania.
A brace from Precious Boah’s , and a strike each from Issaku Fatawu’s and Schalke forward Josepho Barnes flicking goal was all that Ghana needed to beat Tanzania 4-0 in their opening group C game.
FootballMadeInGhana rated the performance of the Black Satellites players by 10.
Danlad Ibrahim (C) (6/10)- The goalkeeper didn’t have to do much in the post. But was up to the task whenever he was called into action. Was very confident and well composed throughout the game. Did very well to keep a clean sheet.
Philemon Baffour ( 6 /10)- His combination and understanding with Fatawu was one of the best combo in the game. Made a lot of runs on the right side with very good deliveries.
Samuel Abbey Achie-Quaye (6/10)- The Olympics player played it simple and safe at the back. Abbey was defensively solid but didn’t do much in attack.
Nathaniel Adjei ( 6/10) – Formed a very good partnership with Assinki at the back. Very good on air and well composed too. Very hard to beat on one on one situation.
Frank Kwabena Assinki ( 6/10) – Very Solid at the back. Seems to have settled very well in the team despite been his first competitive game fir the U20. Made no mistake at the back .
Abdul Fatawu Issahaku (7/10)- Scored Ghana’s second goal with what could be a goal of the tournament. Sensational strike from the Steadfast FC player to double Ghana’s lead. A delight to watch throughout his time on the pitch. Gave the Tanzanian defense a good run for their money.
Emmanuel Essiam ( 7/10) – Provided the needed shield for the back four. Won almost all the battles in the middle of the pitch. His passes and distributions were on point.
Mohammed Sulemana ( 7/10)- The Dreams FC winger was one of the brightest spot in the Ghana team. Wore his socks off from the start of the whistle to the end. Unlucky not to get his name on the scoresheet.
Eric Ansu Appiah (7/10) – Great game by the lad. Worked very hard in midfield and also provided a lot of support in attack.
Precious Boah ( 9/10) – What a game he had. Got Ghana to a flying start with a brilliant free kick. Dangerous throughout his stay on the pitch. Got his second goal of the game in the second half to out the game to bed for Ghana.
Joselpho Barnes (6/10) -Great game by the debutants. Struggled at the early stages of the game but settled very well as the game went on. Capped his performance with a brilliant finish to put the game to bed.
Mathew Anim Cudjoe ( 6/10) – Came on for Ensu Appiah and quickly made an impact in the game. Assisted Barnes with an excellent visionary pass.
Afriyie Barnie ( 3/10) – Came in late and wasn’t involved much in the game.
Anokye Mensah (3/10) – late cameo didn’t make any impact in the game.