Ghana’s Black Stars got their preparations for this month’s AFCON to a good start with an emphatic 3-0 win over the Pharaohs of Egypt.
Kwasi Appiah fielded an experimental squad in the first half that still dominated their Egyptian counterpart with newcomer Albert Adomah particularly impressive on the right.
Ghana scored their first goal in the 26th minute from a set piece orchestrated by Mubarak Wakaso, whose free kick was met with a firm header by Udinese midfielder Agyeman Badu.
Ghana continued to dominate the middle of the park with the Egyptians resorting to hard tackles to slow down the Black Stars leading to knocks for Rabiu Mohammed and Anthony Annan ,who was substituted as a result of one such tackles.
The second half saw Kwasi Appiah introduce Richmond Boakye Yiadom for the lethargic Emmanuel Clottey and it didn’t take long for the Sassuolo striker to add a second after an exquisite back heel from Kwadwo Asamoah playing in an unfamiliar left back position.
Asamoah Gyan added a third for Ghana after brilliant work by substitute Christian Atsu to place the ball beyond a despairing El Shanaway in goal for Egypt.
Black Stars play Tunisia in their final friendly on January 13 before departing for South Africa.