Ghana suffered a 3-0 defeat to Brazil in a friendly encounter in Le Havre, France on Friday evening.
A first half brace from Richarlison and a header from Marquinhos earned the 5-time champions what was a comfortable win against Ghana.
Here’s how MahamaShaibu.com rated and assessed the players:
1. Joseph Wollacott – 6/10
Despite conceding 3 goals, Joseph Wollacott was solid in post for the Black Stars. The Charlton goalkeeper could do little to stop the goals he conceded. Wollacott made 6 saves and showed improvement in his passing, completing 57% of them.
2. Dennis Odoi – 4.5/10
For the first time in the colors of Ghana, Dennis Odoi failed to live up to expectations. Odoi struggled to keep up with the pace and trickery of Vinicius Jnr. He was replaced by Tariq Lamptey in the 72nd minute.
3. Baba Rahman – 5.1/10
Ghana created just 5 chances throughout the game and Baba Rahman created 1 of those chances. The Reading left-back was fantastic going forward but he struggled in defense, losing 9 duels, the most on the pitch.
4. Alexander Djiku – 6/10
Alexander Djiku and his partner Daniel Amartey struggled in the first half. The duo lost focus in key parts of the game, giving the Brazil attack so much space. Djiku improved his display in the second half. He completed 94% of his passes in the game and won all his tackles (3).
5. Daniel Amartey – 5.5/10
Daniel Amartey could have done well to stop Brazil’s second goal of the game. The Leicester defender lost focus and was outsmarted by Richarlison. However, he was one of Ghana’s best performers on the night.
6. Baba Iddrisu – 4.5/10
Fortunate to be handed a starting role, Baba Iddrisu came into the starting lineup to replace Thomas Partey who picked up an injury during warmup. He struggled as a lone pivot and was replaced in 72nd minute by Elisha Owusu.
7. Kamaldeen Sulemana – 4.5
Struggled to have an impact on the game and gave the ball easily. He also failed to do his defensive duties and left Dennis Odoi exposed. Kamaldeen was replaced in the 2nd half.
8. Andre Ayew – 5/10
Came close to scoring for Ghana in the second half but his header struck the post. Aside that, Ayew failed to impact the game like he would like, he made just 29 touches throughout the game.
9. Felix Afena Gyan – 4.5/10
A game to forget for the youngster. Afena Gyan was starved upfront and left to struggle against Thiago Silva and Marquinhos, he was subbed off at halftime.
10. Mohammed Kudus – 6.5/10
Easily Ghana’s best player on the field. Mohammed Kudus brought his form from Ajax to the national team. He created 3 of Ghana’s 5 chances and was equally effective in defense, winning all of his tackles (3).
11. Jordan Ayew – 5/10
Jordan Ayew put up a good defensive shift but failed to add anything meaningful to the Ghana attack. Ayew had 43 touches in the game, the least of any outfield player to play 90 minutes.
1. Mohammed Salisu – 6.2/10
Came on at halftime and demonstrated why the Ghana FA went length and breadth to convince him to play for the team. He brought composure to the defense and made a block to deny Brazil from getting the fourth.
2. Inaki Williams – 6/10
Came on at the break and demonstrated what he will bring into the team. Inaki had some few opportunities and could have done better with his final attempt.
3. Tariq Lamptey – 5/10
Came on for Dennis Odoi in the 72nd minute and didn’t see more of the ball. He made just 6 touches and saw an effort go wide.
4. Antoine Semenyo – 5.0/10
Lasted just 18 minutes on the field and was starved by the midfield. He made just 4 touches throughout his time on the field.
5. Elisha Owusu – 6/10
Came on in the 72nd minute for Baba Iddrisu. He worked tirelessly without the ball, winning 3 tackles (most in the game) and 3 ground duels.
6. Daniel-Kofi Kyereh – N/A
Didn’t last long on the field to make an impact on the game. However, he’s responsible for 1 of Ghana’s 5 chances in the game.