On Thursday, November 17, 2022, at the ZSC Stadium in Abu Dhabi, an international exhibition game between Ghana’s Black Stars and Switzerland ended in a 2-0 victory for Ghana.
Ghana beat their European opponents on merit thanks to goals from Mohammed Salisu and Antoine Semenyo, sending them to the 2022 World Cup in good spirits.
Hearts of Oak forward Daniel Afriyie Barnieh came very close to scoring throughout the encounter as the Black Stars created several chances early on in the contest.
Coach Otto Addo made a few substitutions following a lackluster first half, bringing on players like Kamaldeen Sulemana, Kamal Sowah, Antoine Semenyo, and Daniel Kofi Kyereh.
Mohammed Salisu of Southampton headed in a corner kick from Daniel Kofi Kyereh to score the game’s opening goal.
The defender’s first goal spurred Ghana to score again when striker Antoine Semenyo launched himself on a beautiful pass from Kamaldeen Sulemana and volleyed the ball home.
Lawrence Ati-Zigi, the Black Stars’ goalkeeper, was tenacious in net as he preserved a clean sheet. As the Swiss attempted to score a few times during the game, he was able to make a couple saves.
Thomas Partey and Mohammed Kudus, two in-form Black Stars players, were omitted from the team and did not participate in the game.
Ghana has great expectations going into the 2022 World Cup after overcoming Switzerland, who in four games this year managed to upset Portugal twice.