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AFCON 2023 qualifiers: Black Stars begin campaign with victory over Madagascar

By Vincent Ashitey
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Black Stars began their AFCON 2023 qualifying campaign on an impressive note after seeing off Madagascar at the Cape Coast Stadium.

In a one-sided game, the Black Stars struggled to breach the defence of the visitors as the opening 45 minutes ended 0-0.

Coach Otto Addo's side after the recess turn their dominance into goals as they scored Madagascar by 3 goals.

Mohammed Kudus opened the scoring in the 53rd minute before AS Roma prodigy Felix Afena-Gyan doubled Ghana's advantage.

Substitute Osman Bukari put the icing on the cake when he scored in the 86th minute after rounding off the keeper to make it 3-0 for the Black Stars.

Elsewhere, Ghana's group opponents, Angola recorded a 2-1 win over the Central African RepublicCentral and at the 11 de Novembro Stadium. Ghana and Angeloa now lead Group A with 3 points apiece, followed by Central African Republic and Madagascar with zero each.


The Black Stars will next travel to play the Central African Republic in four days' time.