By Forgive Adjoa Forfoe, Ghananet News
Despite their disappointing performance on September 1 against Congo on home soil that left many a Ghanaian football lover heartbroken, the Black Stars of Ghana have given a resounding beating to their Congolese counterparts that has given Ghanaians a glimmer of hope of making it to the World Cup for the fourth time.
The Black Stars of Ghana went into the game a little half-hearted but determined to put in their best, on the back of the absence of the two captains, Asamoah Gyan and his deputy, Andre Ayew, the indifferent attitude of Ghanaian football lovers and to crown it all, the frustration they had to go through when they arrived in Congo for the return leg.
Earlier Tuesday, it was reported by the GFA that on Monday,September 4, the Black Stars and their management team, led by GFA President Kwesi Nyantakyi, had been left stranded at the Maya Maya Hotel in Congo for close to two hours before they were cleared by the Immigration.
However, when the Stars got to the pitch at Stade de l’Unité (Brazzaville) right from the kickoff time of 15:30 local time and 14:30 Ghanaian time to the 90 minutes, Ghana was amazing.
Led by an opening goal from Athletico Madrid midfielder, Thomas Partey in the 23rd minute and later what was to become his first hat trick for Ghana, and a brace by Red Star Belgrade forward, Richmond Boakye Yiadom, Ghana recorded her first win of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign. The Congolese managed to pull one goal into the Ghanaian net through Congolese defender Emmerson Illoy-Ayye.
This win for Ghana gives Ghana 5 points and puts them at the third position behind Uganda with 2 points and group E leaders Egypt with one point.
The Pharaohs of Egypt will play tonight with the Cranes of Uganda to determine who leads the Group. The Black Stars would have to count on Uganda to hold Egypt in Alexandria at 6:00pm on Tuesday in order to fully bring their 2018 FIFA World Cup ambition back on track.
Watch the highlights of all the goals below: