Christian Atsu: Ghanaians Suggest Black Stars Late Goal Against Angola In Kumasi Came From Late Player

Christian Atsu: Ghanaians Suggest Black Stars Late Goal Against Angola In Kumasi Came From Late Player

  • The Black Stars of Ghana have been able to secure a late last-minute victory against their Angola counterparts in Kumasi
  • This was during the AFCON qualifier that was played at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium ahead of the second leg
  • Ghana scored a 95th-minute goal after being unable to find the back of the net since the start of the match, and some believe it was the late Christan Atsu at work

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Following the slim 1:0 victory Ghana got against Angola at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in the first leg of the AFCON qualifiers, some social media users have suggested that the late Christian Atsu had a hand in it.

Ghana scored with only seconds remaining on the clock after playing more than 95 minutes without a goal, although they got 20 shots on goal and 10 on target.

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The goal came from an initial shot powered in from a set piece by Mohammed Kudus, after which Antoine Semenyo scrambled it in the back of the net.

Photo of Christian Atsu and the freekick that ended in a Black Stars victory against Angola
Christian Atsu and shots from Ghana's goal Photo credit: Serena Taylor via Getty Images; CAF
Source: UGC

A social media user called Gyan Pasco commented on a post by the Twitter influencer, Kalyjay, asking who the man of the match was, saying:

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"Christian Atsu, I think he caused that last-minute magic goal from heavens "

With Ghana being a religious country where many citizens believe in life after death, it is unsurprising that such a thought has come up.

Perhaps, how Ghana fought without success but ended up getting what could be described as last-minute luck adds to the conviction that there is probably a hand in the heavens who decided to move things around.

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Watch the last-minute goal below:

See the comment from Gyan below:

Christian Atsu's last career goal for Hatayspor Sporting before his death

As previously reported, A video of Christian Atsu's final professional goal trended amid a massive outpouring of tributes on Saturday, February 18, 2023, as the tragic news that his body was found amid the wreckage shocked Ghanaians and the football community.

In the video, the former Chelsea and Newcastle player could be seen striking a low ball over the opponent's wall and scoring from the tough freekick position to put his Turkish team Hatayspor in a last-minute 1-0 lead.

ESPN reports that Atsu gave this club the victory over Kasimpasa in the 97th minute.

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