AFCON 2019 Qualifier: FOUR Ghana players could not make their debuts

Published on: 24 March 2019
AFCON 2019 Qualifier: FOUR Ghana players could not make their debuts
Amos Frimpong

Joseph Aidoo, Alhassan Wakaso, Amos Frimpong and Kwame Bonsu were unable to mark their debuts as the Black Stars pip Kenya 1-0 in the final game of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations to book their place in the tournament.

The quartet were part of five players handed debut call-up by coach Kwesi Appiah ahead of the dead-rubber encounter against the Harambee Stars at the Accra Sports Stadium on Saturday night.

But they watched from the substitutes bench as the Black Stars inflicted a 1-0 defeat on their East Africa counterparts to finish the campaign on top of Group F.

Interestingly, it was another debutant Caleb Ekuban, who became a hero after climbing off the bench to seal the win in the 83rd minute.

He was the second debutant to enjoy playing minutes after Ernest Asante who replaced Jordan Ayew for the last minutes.

Meanwhile, the quartet could mark their debuts in a friendly encounter against Mauritius on Tuesday, March 26.

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