Emmanuel Yeboah has been voted man of The Match after his second half wizardry in Ghana’s 3-2 win over Congo in their opening game in the ongoing U23 AFCON.
The amazing forward staged a stupendous performance after he was brought on in the second half, scoring twice and providing an assist for the Black Meteors.
Ghana had a promising start to the game when Ernest Nuamah put through Afriyie Barnieh twice under 5 minute to put Ghana in front but none was successful.
Both Ghana and Congo failed to show class in the first half but it was the Central Africans who saw a greater part of possession.
Ghana manager – Tanko – effected two substitutions right after the break after both sides failed to break the virginity of the game in the first half.
Emmanuel Yeboah found Ernest Nuamah with a superb shot across the opponent goal area who made no mistake by firing straight into the net to break the virginity of the game after 50 minutes.
Yeboah doubled the lead for Ghana with 15 minutes to end regulation time after dashing past his marker with a beautiful finish.
The lanky forward sped past his marker with a nice chest control, kept his composure and balance and slotted the ball into the lower left corner of the post to give Ghana a 2-0 advantage.
With 10 minutes to end proceedings, Edmund Arkoh Mensah was brought down in the Congolese goal area.
Edmund elected himself to take the spot kick but his attempt was saved twice when it was ruled the Congo goalkeeper moved before the kicks.
Emmanuel Yeboah took the kick on the third attempt and swerved the Congo goalkeeper to give Ghana a 3-0 advantage.
The Congolese fought back to reduce the deficit with two goals under a minute but the Ghanaians held on to win the game.
Ghana will take on hosts Morocco in their next game before playing Guinea in their last group game of the tournament.