Ghana coach Chris Hughton faced his second and heaviest defeat as head coach of the Black Stars falling 4-0 to USA in an international friendly.
A brace from Giovanni Reyna with one each from Christian Pulisic and Florin Balogun gave the Americans a 4-0 first half win at the GEODIS Park in Nashville, Tennessee on Wednesday morning.
Coach Chris Hughton of Ghana made a few changes to the starting line-up for the match against Mexico: Jerome Opoku made his debut while custodian Abdul Manaf Nurudeen started in place of Lawrence Ati Zigi.
After 10 minutes, Reyna broke the deadlock for the United States thanks to a swift play on the right that resulted in a cross that Opoku failed to properly clear.
Eight minutes later, AC Milan winger Pulisic sent Nurudeen the wrong way to increase the United States’ lead from the penalty spot.
After Timothy Weah forced an error from Opoku and discovered Balogun, who made no mistakes in the box, things became even worse for the Blacks.
Reyna scored the fourth goal for the US shortly before halftime off an indirect freekick in the box.
Following the interval, Hughton made a few substitutions to bolster Ghana’s team: Salis Abdul Samed replaced Thomas Partey and Kingsley Schlinder took Gideon Mensah’s place.
Mohammed Kudus made the lone attempt for the Black Stars, saving a superb shot from Matt Turner.
Next month, the Black Stars will play their first match against Madagascar in the 2026 World Cup qualifying tournament.