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Ghana beat Mauritania in friendly

Black Stars of Ghana have beaten Mauritania 3-1 in an international friendly.

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As part of preparations for the upcoming 2019 African Cup of Nations, the Black Stars engaged Mauritania in the friendly at the Accra Sports Stadium.

|Mauritania also used the match access their team ahead of the tournament as they have also qualified for the first time.

Head coach Kwasi Appiah made nine changes to the team that beat Kenya 1-0 on Saturday in the final qualifier but there was little improvement in the quality of play.

Ghana led 1-0 in the first half as a result of penalty scored by Kwasi Appiah. The Wimbledon based striker was brought down in the box and cooly converted for Ghana to go top.

Just before the break, Ghana had two chances which fell to Thomas Partey but he was denied by the Mauritania goal keeper to double the lead before the half-time whistle.

Just before the break,Kotoko captain, Amos Frimpong chipped a ball to Ernest Asante who controlled beautifully but his shot at goal took a deflection.

Mauritania got back into the game in the second half through a freekick which was beautifully converted by Adama Ba.

Caleb Ekuban and Thomas Party added two more to make it 3-1 for Ghana.

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