Two second half goals from skipper Asamoah Gyan and Frank Acheampong was all that Ghana’s Black Stars needed to overcome Uzbekistan club Bunyodkor FC in a buildup match played at the Sevens Stadium in Dubai on Tuesday.
Gyan came off the bench to replace Jordan Ayew in the 69th minute and went on to score minutes later.
Schalke forward Frank’s Acheampong doubled the lead for the Black Stars with just fifteen minutes left connecting in a rebound result of Bernard Tekpetey’s shot that hit the post
Coach Avram Grant started Enyimba FC goalie Fatau Dauda in post ahead of Razak Braimah who started on bench.
US-based Harrison Afful partnered in defense with Baba Rahman, John Boye and Jonathan Mensah as Mubarak Wakaso and Emmanuel Badu manned the midfield.
Bernard Tekpertey and the Ayew brothers led the attack in the first half.
Fatau Dauda, Harrison Afful, John Boye, Jonathan Mensah, Mubarak Wakaso, Christian Atsu, Emmanuel Agyemang Badu, Bernard Tekpertey, Jordan Ayew, Andre Ayew