Sunday, September 27, 2009

Video: Ghana beat Uzbekistan + was it convincing?

The Satellites went into the game with the nation feeling that a loss was impossible. All the talk was of how Ghana could find their rhythm against the Asians, not about how they would give a scare.

Yet, that is what happened. The Asians went ahead through their skipper before the typical poacher's strike came from Ransford Osei's foot. And then the hope was back. Ghana played like demons were after them, steadily threading passes together and putting things in order.

The pressure paid off and Dominic Adiyiah did the trick. But there are questions about the Satellites spirit against more formidable opponents. Can they afford such laxity against England? I doubt.

Adiyiah was quite suspect and with the exception of his goal, he was not too good for me. As for captain Dede Ayew, a sterner referee may not have been too lenient with the way he kept falling so easily (and sometimes so theatrically.)

After this narrow win, some are calling for Gladson Awako to replace Opoku Agyemang.

Well, maybe Sellas would know what to tell them before the next game with England on the 29th (Tuesday)