Ghana’s local national team, the Black Galaxies defeated lower tier outfit Mountaineers 3-1 in a friendly encounter at the Ghanaman Soccer Center in Prampram.
Augustine Boakye of Kotoku Royals, Legon Cities’ Jonnah Attuquaye and David Abagna of Real Tamale United (RTU) scored the goals for the team.
The game against the GARFA Division Two side forms part of the team’s preparations for the 2022 TotalEnergies African Nations Championship (CHAN) to be played in Algeria from Friday, January 13 to Saturday, February 4, 2023.
The Black Galaxies will continue their preparations for competition which is created for players who are playing in their country’s own domestic league with another friendly game against giants Hearts of Oak at the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday, December 11, 2022 at 3:00 pm.
Ghana has been pitted in Group C for the group stages of the CHAN alongside holders Morocco, two-time bronze winners Sudan and debutants Madagascar.
The Black Galaxies will kickoff their campaign against Madagascar on Sunday, January 15, before playing Sudan on Thursday, January 19 and Morocco on Monday, January 23.
Ghana is making a fourth appearance at the competition and hoping to win the ultimate for the first time.
The Black Galaxies who are playing in the competition for the first time since 2014 have reached the final twice (2009, 2014), losing 2-0 to DR Congo in the 2009 edition and on penalty shootouts to Libya in the 2014 edition.