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Black Stars B Lose To Namibia On Penalties In Hage Geingob Cup Match


Ghana’s Black Stars B put up a gallant performance Saturday to hold the Brave Warriors of Namibia to a gruelling 1-1 draw in the Dr Hage Geingob Cup match in Windhoek, only to lose 1-4 on penalties.

The result saw the Namibians retaining the Dr Hage Geingob Cup which they won last year following a 3-1 win over Zimbabwe.

The ceremonial match played annually in honour of the Namibian President was watched by watched by many dignitaries, including Dr Hage Geingob himself.

The Namibians, who were determined to retain the trophy, took a first halflead to set the stadium alight with a delicate strike which Medeama goalkeeper, Eric Ofori Antwi, had no answered to.

However, the Ghanaians, came back strongly in the second half after receiving instructions from Coach Maxwell Konadu and deservedly found the equaliser through lead striker, Shafiu Mumuni, of Ashantigold fame.

The Ghanaians went ahead to score again late in the game through a shot by Kwesi Donsu from a Shafiu pass, but the referee strangely disallowed it.

When the penalty shootout was invoked, Appiah MacCarthy scored for Ghana, while Hearts defender, Fatau Mohammed, and Kwadwo Amoako of Eleven Wonders missed, leaving the Namibians to lift the trophy after converting all their four kicks.

The Ghanaian contingent, led by Fred Pappoe, is expected home on Monday.

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About Samuel A. Boakye-Buckman

Samuel A. Boakye-Buckman (popularly known as Dada Oliseh) is a self-motivated young journalist with a passion for telling stories better with pictures. He is the founder, owner, editor and bankroller of www.ghanasoccernews.com. He has a vast experience in the reporting of football-related activities in Ghana and beyond. A former employee of Hearts News (official mouthpiece of Accra Hearts of Oak), 90 minutes sports paper, National Sports Authority, Footballcrusader.com, sportscrusader.com, and ghanafootballnews.com, Samuel is one of the few energetic and self-motivated young journalist in Ghana with a large following on social media, especially Facebook (https://web.facebook.com/boakye.buckman.9). He is well known for his frequent updates from all over the country with pictures to match. He is also a correspondent for a few international websites, including CAF. In recent times, he has introduced, as part of his many talents, the live streaming of matches and football related activities. He lives in Accra Ghana.

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