Ghana crushed Guinea, six goals to two, in a Olympic qualifying soccer match in Ghana's capital, Accra on sunday (14 December).
GV Guinea kick off playing from right to left wearing all white. Guinea scores first goal
GV Ghana kicks off and attacks
SV Ghana scores equalising goal by Kwasi Owusu
LV SECOND HALF: Corner to Ghana - Hammond scores second goal for Ghana
SV Ghana attacks and scores third goal through Dan Owusu as crowd cheeers (4 shots)
GV Guinea attacks and scores second goal through Coude
GV Ghana scores fourth goal from Kwasi Owusu from penalty
SV Ghana scores fifth goal by Kwasi Owusu
GV Ghana breaks away and scores final and sixth goal through Polo as crowd looks on (3 shots)
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Background: Ghana crushed Guinea, six goals to two, in a Olympic qualifying soccer match in Ghana's capital, Accra on sunday (14 December).
Before a large and ecstatic crowd the home team began the game with perhaps a touch of overconfidence.
But such optimism seemed misplaced when the visitors slammed home the first score of the match within the first minute.
The goal appeared to rattle the Ghana Black Stars who, in their enthusiasm to equalize, made many elementary mistakes.
It was not unit 25 minutes into the first half that the Ghana skipper, Kwasi Owusu, took full advantage of beautiful pass from Robert Hammond to put the ball beyond the reach of the advancing Guinea goalie, and made the score one all.
With the crowd thundering its support the Black Stars attacked unmercifully but again, due to bad mistakes by the forward and the steady pressure of the Guinea defence, the home side was not able to score.
After half time Guinea adopted "go-slow" tactics which appeared to baffle the Black Stars who were becoming increasingly frustrated by such "gamesmanship".
However at the 58th minute Hammond managed to smash home a well taken corner kick from Yaw Sam to put Ghana one goal up.
Shortly afterwards Sam was replaced by Dan Owusu who justified the decision by flashing a quick one past the Guinean goalie to bring the score to three to one.
But the Guineans continued to be unruffled and played some masterful football with substitute, Bargaly Coude, dribbling where and when he liked.
And just when the home crowd had began to celebrate Ghana's inclusion in the next round of the series, Coude cooly placed home another goal for the visitors.