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Schalke 04 whizkid Bernard Tekpetey impresses on Ghana debut in pre-AFCON friendly win

Published on: 10 January 2017
Black Stars

Schalke 04 striker Bernard Tekpetey played his first match for Ghana on Tuesday in the pre-2017 Africa Cup of Nations friendly against Uzbek side Bunyodkor.

The former Unistar Academy player was handed a start and played for 79 minutes before being replaced by Ebenezer Assifuah.

Tekpetey made a huge impact in the match and was instrumental in the Ghana's second goal in the 2-0 win.

He hit the woodwork and substitute Frank Acheampong finished off for the second goal.

The 19-year-old was a shock inclusion in coach Avram Grant's final 23-man squad for the tournament.

Tekpetey managed just one Bundesliga match before the winter break.

 

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  • Blag says:
    January 10, 2017 04:01 pm
    I'm telling you, this guy will be a revelation. Mark my words. I've seen him for only a few times but I can bet my last coin on him
  • Selfmade says:
    January 10, 2017 04:41 pm
    He is not going to do anything extra o.... African football is quite different and sometimes is always hard for debutants to impress! Mark this, though he is good but it ll be a baptism of fire for him
  • sabato says:
    January 10, 2017 04:55 pm
    Ghanaians will start thanking Avram for including dis boy in the Afcon squad. Tekpetey will explode if he is given the chance.He has a lot to offer de BS. A new kid on the block- BERNARD TEKPEYEY is the name! Doubters will soon day I told u so.
  • sabato says:
    January 10, 2017 04:57 pm
    Ghanaians will start thanking Avram for including dis boy in the Afcon squad. Tekpetey will explode if he is given the chance.He has a lot to offer de BS. A new kid on the block- BERNARD TEKPETEY is the name! Doubters will soon say I told u so
  • Cofie says:
    January 10, 2017 05:07 pm
    I want to see Jordan Ayew on the bench. That guy contributes nothing to black star
  • Cofie says:
    January 10, 2017 05:07 pm
    I want to see Jordan Ayew on the bench. That guy contributes nothing to black star
  • Cofie says:
    January 10, 2017 05:07 pm
    I want to see Jordan Ayew on the bench. That guy contributes nothing to black star
  • Bob Marley says:
    January 10, 2017 06:07 pm
    There is no reason to be impressed... let me remind you that we played Bunyodkor from Uzbekistan... while Senegal, Cote d'ivoire, Algeria, Uganda all won against some of the big guns in national football for preparation. This years africa cup will show the continent how weak the current blackstars really are!
  • anokwale says:
    January 10, 2017 06:43 pm
    @ Bob Marley: You have a point but one thing I will say is that we could get lucky and get saved by Gyan. As usual...
  • @bob marley says:
    January 13, 2017 07:06 pm
    You have a point but you can't be right because playing against a team who have known themselves for a long time can be much difficult as to playing a national team that the players have been just assembled. Ghana will do well. Moreover, people should stop bashing Jordan because he is very good at dribbling and taking on defenders. His only problem is that he doesn't know how to play the striking role. I suggest that we place him as an attacking midfielder at the Left wing position to assist the strikers. He will be very effective in that role.