- Ghana won 1-0 against Ethiopia in their fist game of the Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifier on Friday, Spetember 4
- Mubarak Wakaso scored the only goal of the match with a 30-yard strike which was fluffed by the Ethiopian goalkeeper
- YEN.com.gh has a video of the lucky goal Wakaso scored to give the Black Stars the win
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Ghana's Black Stars have kicked off their Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifiers with a victory over Ethiopia.
The Black Stars defeated the Ethiopians 1-0 thanks to a first-half strike from Mubarak Wakaso at the Cape Coast Stadium.
Wakaso struck from about 30 yards to beat the Ethiopian goalie, Sanko, who caught the air instead of the goal.
Wakaso had received a pass from right-back Andy Yiadom following a thrown-in in the area of the Ethiopians.
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The midfielder just tried his luck with the shot and what was supposed to be a routine save for the goalkeeper ended up going through his hands and in-between his legs.
The goal was basically a gift to the Black Stars through the unpardonable blunder of the Ethiopian goalkeeper who was substituted after the first half.
Here is a look at the goal from Wakaso.
The goal ensured that Ghana goes to the top of Group G in the qualifier as the other match between Zimbabwe and South Africa ended in a goalless draw.
Despite the win, many football fans and observers were not impressed with the performance of the Black Stars.
For sports analyst Touphic Sienu, who spoke to YEN.com.gh, the Black Stars were too pedestrian in the game and failed to take control of the game.
Questioning the tactics for the game, Ethiopia is not the kind of opposition the Blacks should have been defensive against.
"We used two defensive midfielders in the game and I think it was wrong because Ethiopia was not offering any real attacking threat.
"We need to up our game considerably if we want to progress from the group and eventually qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar,:he said.
Meanwhile, the Black Stras will travel to South Africa to play the Bafana Bafana in their second game of the qualifiers on Monday, September 7.
A decent results in South Africa will put th team in a good stead to qualify from the group.