Ghana who lost the AFCON final on penalties in February looked to put the past behind they did so as they put seven goals past a helpless Mauritania side who just did not have enough quality to come with Asamoah Gyan and his teammates in Accra.
Christian Atsu put Ghana ahead in the 10th minute with a powerfyul header and the Ghanaians never looked back as Ayew netted the second tapping home from five yards in the 16th minute. And in the 24th minute, Gyan tapped in Ayew’s cross to make it 3-0. By the 30th minute, the match was over as a contest as Gyan nodded in a corner to make it 4-0. The Ghanaians hit the brakes a bit and allowed the Mauritanians a free kick which Piesse struck in beautifully to make it 4-1. It took 20 minutes of the second half for Ghana to re-establish their four goal lead through Ayew who capitalized on some poor defending to knock home his second of the game. Schluup fired in a left footed volley not long after to make it 6-1 before Accam rounded of the scoring with a simple finish in the closing moments of the game.
Ghana are out to return to the summit of African football and they are not off to a bad start