The Black Stars of Ghana defeated Switzerland 2-0 in their final preparatory for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
Mohammed Salisu opened the scoring for Ghana in the 70th minute, before substitute Antoine Semenyo scored 4 minutes later to wrap-up the win.
Here’s how MahamaShaibu.com rated and assessed the players:
1. Lawrence Ati-Zigi – 7.5/10
Ati-Zigi didn’t have much to do in post but he stepped up to the occasion when he was called upon, coming off his line to make some crucial punches. The St.Gallen shot-stopper showed composure on the ball, completing 67% of his passes and 50% of his long passes.
2. Tariq Lamptey – 7.3/10
Tariq Lamptey was handed his debut start and he made it count. His combination with Daniel Afriyie on the right flank gave Eray Cömert Rueben Vargas problems. Lamptey won all his tackles (3/3) and ground duels (5/5).
3. Baba Rahman – 7.5/10
Easily one of Baba Rahman’s best display for Ghana in recent months. The Reading full back was a joy to watch in both attack and defense. Baba made 7 passes into the final 3rd, the most by a Ghanaian player. He also created 1 chance.
4. Daniel Amartey – 7.9/10
Amartey combined perfectly with Mohammed Salisu at the back to keep the Switzerland attack at bay throughout the game, limiting them to 0 shots on target. Amartey was also good on the ball, completing 90 percent of his passes.
5. Mohammed Salisu – 8.5/10
Mohammed Salisu once again demonstrated why the Ghana FA went the distance to convince him to play for the national team. He kept things tight at the back and was the scorer of Ghana’s first goal.
6. Salis Abdul Samed – 8/10
Made his first appearance for the team and looked like he has been playing with the team for years. Salis gave the defense proper cover and was the link between the defense and the attack. He completed the most accurate passes in the Ghana team (42), won the most tackles (3/3) and duels (5/5) in the game.
7. Daniel Afriyie Barnieh – 7.5/10
Barnieh was handed his debut start and took the opportunity with both hands. The Hearts of Oak man was a menace to the Switzerland defense with his off ball movement. He should been awarded a penalty in the first half.
8. Elisha Owusu – 7/10
Another player who was handed his maiden start, Elisha Owusu struggled a bit defensively but was perfect on the ball. He misplaced just one of his passes and made 4 passes into the final third, the second most in the Ghana team.
9. Inaki Williams – 6.5/10
Had some few bright moments in the game but wasn’t fed much by the midfield. Inaki had the least touches (18) of player to play more than 60 minutes.
10. Andre Ayew – 6.5/10
Andre Ayew made is 110th appearance for the Black Stars, becoming the most capped Ghanaian player. The skipper didn’t let the occasion get the best of him as he was responsible for keeping the team’s shape upfront. However, he didn’t see much of ball, making 39 touches, the least touches by any outfield player to play 90 minutes.
11. Jordan Ayew – 7/10
Lasted 63 minutes and was a delight to watch throughout his time on the field. Jordan was Ghana’s biggest creative threat and deserved at least an assist. He created 3 scoring chances for his team.
1. Kamaldeen Sulemana – 7/10
Came on in the 61st minute and brought live to the Ghana attack. His pace made it difficult for the Switzerland defense to contain him. Kamaldeen provided the assist for the second goal.
2. Antoine Semenyo – 7.3/10
Antoine Semenyo was brought on in the 62nd minute for only his second appearance for the team. He scored the second goal of the game.
3. Daniel Kofi Kyereh – 6.7/10
Brought on in the 62nd minute and showed his composure on and off the ball. He came close to scoring the third with an effort from just outside the box.
4. Kamal Sowah – 6.5/10
Was brought on in the 62nd minute for his debut. Sowah showed glimmers of his quality especially in attack where he created a chance.
5. Joseph Aidoo – 6.5/10
Came on with 13 minutes to end proceedings and helped at the back to see the game through.
6. Alidu Seidu – N/A
Came on in the 80th minute and didn’t have much to make to make an impact on game. However, he was close to scoring Ghana’s 3rd of the game.