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Black Meteors 3-0 Uncle T FC – Godwin Bentil strikes twice to whip DOL side in a friendly

A brace from Godwin Bentil and a first half opener by Afriyie Barnieh were enough to down Dauda Lutterodt’s side in the chilly weather in Prampram

The Black Meteors of Ghana have beaten Division One League side Uncle T FC 3-0 in a friendly on Thursday morning at the Ghanaman Soccer Center of Excellence.

A brace from Godwin Bentil and a first half opener by Afriyie Barnieh were enough to down Dauda Lutterodt’s side in the chilly weather in Prampram.

FC Zurich’s Afriyie Barnieh broke the virginity of the game after 20 minutes with an expertly taken spot kick.

Afriyie Barnieh responded positively by converting a beautiful spot kick to give Ghana the lead after he was brought down in the goal area.

The Meteors kept pressing high for the second goal but it was Uncle T FC who came closer to equalizing with a quick counter but Jordan Amissah was up to the task.

Godwin Bentil increased the tally for the Black Meteors with a simple tap-in after initiating a quick move from the right. He turned around his marker, teased the goalkeeper from the post to set up Afriyie Barnieh for a goal but Barnieh returned the ball for Bentil to tap in a simple one to give Ghana a 2-0 lead.

Bentil grabbed his second and the third for the Meteors five minutes after the break by connecting nicely to a pass from Samuel Ashie-Quaye who came in from the bench.

Moments after Bentil’s second strike, Afriyie Barnieh accurately put through Zuberu Ibrahim who could have made it four for the Meteors but delayed play to allow the opponents time to cover.

The Meteors are expected to fly out of Ghana early next week to start a training camp in Egypt to prepare for the U23 AFCON Tournament to be played in Morocco later this month.

Sheikh Tophic Sienu

Tophic Abdul-Kadir with the pen name Sheikh Tophic Sienu is a Ghanaian journalist with specialization in sports reporting and media consultancy. He has been a practicing sports journalist since 2008 and a media consultant for many government agencies and private sector organizations. He studied Communications Studies at the Christian Service University College in Kumasi and is currently pursuing an MA in Strategic communications at the African University college of communications in Accra. He also holds B.ed in Basic Education from the University of Education, Winneba. Married and blessed with two handsome boys and a girl, Sheikh Tophic Sienu resides in Accra, the capital of Ghana and currently works as the editor for West Africa’s fastest growing football portal – FootballMadeInGhana.com.gh Until his appointment as editor for FootballMadeInGhana.com.gh, Sheikh Tophic Sienu was the editor for the colourful football portal 442gh.com and also spent three years with the biggest football website in Ghana, GHANAsoccernet.com as a writer and reporter. He is a regular television analyst/football pundit on Ghana Television (GTV), Metro TV as well as serving as a pundit for the Bundesliga on match days on GTV Sports+. He’s highly respected for his knowledge of the African game, his punditry on the German Bundesliga as well as his admiration and consistent updates of the Bundesliga, the CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup as well as the AFCON on social and mainstream media. He is one of a few football writers in Ghana to have had the opportunity of traveling to cover the Bundesliga on a media visit organized by the DfB International and broadcast partners StarTimes. He is a well-organized team player, detailed-oriented and able to handle multiple tasks. He has covered several events including top international sporting events – Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), West Africa football Union (WAFU) and the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar- as well as serving as a consultant for several football clubs and media outlets in Ghana. He is a perfectionist and always wants to achieve the best out of the lot. He is always a unifier wherever he is found as well as helping to accelerate the achievement of goals and has positioned himself as a valuable resource in a variety of situations. Even though he believes in certificates, he believes in what he can do more than what he has. He is highly connected in the Ghanaian media as well as several Africa countries and is a valuable asset to facilitate and accelerate the achievement of goals through the media and communication industry.

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