Japan beats Ghana 4-1 in Kirin Cup

Fu Ypo Wiaatwax
Fu Ypo Wiaatwax

Japan defeated Ghana 4-1 on Friday morning in the 2022 Kirin Cup tournament.

The Black Stars arrived in Kobe on Tuesday to prepare for the invitational tournament with a depleted team.

Coach Otto Addo and his team managed to match the host nation, putting on a good show in the first half.

But the Black Stars of Ghana did not show up to the party with players showing no sign of being in a good physical condition.

In the defense, players just run around most of the time as the Japan attack ran the show.

The first goal of the game came in the 29th minute when Yamane Miki found the back of the Ghana net with a good left-foot finish to give Japan the lead.

Although Jordan Ayew will score a screamer in the 44th minute, the Black Stars’ defense went to sleep right away, giving the hosts the chance to retake the lead through a strike from Nitoma Karou a minute later.

In the second half, goals from Kubo Takefusa and Daizen Maeda propelled Japan to cruise to a deserved 4-1 win against a poor Ghana side.

Ghana will play Chile in their next match of the tournament,

From Hamamat Issifu

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