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AFCON 2023: Alexander Djiku named Man-of-the-Match in Black Stars defeat to Cape Verde

By Vincent Ashitey
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Alexander Djiku was named the Man of the Match (MOTM) in the Black Stars defeat to Cape Verde on Sunday.

The Montpellier-born defender was Ghana’s standout performer in the game on Sunday. 

Alexander Djiku who made his debut in October 2020 in an international friendly against Mali, has represented Ghana 25 times and scored two goals, lasted the entire duration of the match and showed class, finess and leadership at the back.

The Black Stars began their Group B campaign on an unconvincing note as they succumbed to a 2-1 defeat against Verde at the Felix Houphouet Boigny Stadium in Abidjan.

The Black Stars looked set to come away with a draw after Alexander Djiku headed home to cancel out a Jamiro Monteiro goal for Cape Verde.

Majeed Ashimeru was also denied a goal for Ghana following a lengthy VAR check, but Cape Verde grabbed three points in the Group B match as Rodrigues found the net at the death.

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