Five-Star Ghana Sink Ethiopia – Here Are Full AFCON Results

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The Black Stars (File Photo)

Ghana defeated Ethiopia 5-0 in their Group F opener on Sunday at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi, to go top of the group.

The Black Stars chasing a win in as many matches began business early with captain Asamoah Gyan opening the scoring on ten minutes with a low header from debutant Thomas Agyepong’s cross.

Gyan’s goal, his 50th and the highest by a Ghanaian received a huge reception from the filled to capacity stadium with supporters that seemed to be at the love end of their recent love-hate relationship with the team.

Encouraged by the goal, the homers grew in confidence and attacked in droves in a bid to consolidate their lead. Their effort paid off when Andre Ayew’s effort resulted in a corner kick.

With a inswing that missed a couple of legs, defender John Boye popped forward among the forest of legs, with his back against the goal and made a magical turn to send a spectacular effort to the roof of the left corner with goalkeeper Abel Mamo completely beaten on 14 minutes.

With Ghana dominating and Ethiopia struggling to find their feet, Ebenezer Ofori scored what will easily make the headlines five minutes before the break. He picked the ball from the centre of the field, raced forward before unleashing a hefty drive to add his name to the scorers list.

Ethiopia responded with a few threats of theirs but could not make their short spell of dominance count before recces.

The Black Stars returned from the break and quickly put to bed the match with debutant Raphael Dwamena grabbing a brace in the 47th and 59th minutes respectively.

Ghana leads the pack in Group F on superior goals, tied on three points with Sierra Leone, who beat Kenya 2-1 earlier on Saturday on Freetown.

Fixtures

Group A

9.06.2017      Obeid            Sudan 1-3 Madagascar

10.06.2017    Dakar            Senegal 3-0 Equatorial Guinea

Group B

10.06.2017    Yaounde        Cameroon 1-0 Morocco

10.06.2017    Lilongwe        Malawi 1-0 Comoros

Group C

10.06.2017    Bamako         Mali 2-1 Gabon

10.06.2017    Bujumbura    Burundi 3-1 South Sudan

Group D

11.06.2017    Blida              Algeria vs Togo

11.06.2017    Cotonou         Benin 1-0 Gambia

Group E

9.06.2017      Cairo             Libya 5-1 Seychelles

10.06.2017    Uyo               Nigeria 0-2 South Africa

Group F

10.06.2017    Freetown       Sierra Leone 2-1 Kenya

11.06.2017    Kumasi          Ghana 5-0 Ethiopia

Group G

10.06.2017    Kinshasa        DR Congo 3-1 Congo

11.06.2017    Harare           Zimbabwe 3-0 Liberia

Group H

10.06.2017    Bouake          Cote d’Ivoire 2-3 Guinea

11.06.2017    Bangui           Central African Rep. 2-1 Rwanda

Group I

10.06.2017    Ouagadougou Burkina Faso 3-1 Angola

10.06.2017    Francistown   Botswana 0-1 Mauritania

Group J

10.06.2017    Niamey          Niger 0-0 Swaziland

11.06.2017    Tunis             Tunisia vs Egypt

Group K

10.06.2017    Ndola            Zambia 0-1 Mozambique

10.06.2017    Bissau           Guinea Bissau 1-0 Namibia

Group L

10.06.2017    Dar es Salaam          Tanzania 1-1 Lesotho

11.06.2017    Praia                        Cape Verde 0-1 Uganda

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