Ghana beat Mozambique 3-1 at the Accra Sports Stadium on Thursday in an 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier. The match was the first of a double header between the sides as nations across the continent seek to qualify for next year’s showpiece in Gabon. The score line really shows that the Ghanaians were the ones who came out on top and they dominated for large parts of the fixture.
They were playing well with composure and went ahead early in the sixth minute when Frank Acheampong scored. The Black Stars dominated possession for the rest of the first half and were solid at the back, ending the half with an impressive display of football. Things were even better for Avram Grant’s men as they kept the goals coming. Stand-in captain John Boye scored the second for the hosts in the early stages of the second half and the third came when Jordan Ayew took a dipping shot at goal which went over goalkeeper Soares Soares and into the back of the net.
The Black Mambas did pull a goal back towards the end of the match when Apson Manjate netted but it was not enough and they lost 3-1 which will be disappointing for coach Boris Pusic who was appointed in November 2015 as this was his first competitive match in charge. The reverse fixture will be played in Maputo on Sunday. This will be a chance for the Mozambicans to redeem themselves on home soil.