Thrilled for the chance to represent my homeland once again - Majeed Ashimeru

Published on: 17 November 2023

In a stunning display of prowess during the 2026 World Cup qualifiers, midfielder Majeed Ashimeru emerged as the catalyst for Ghana's triumph against Madagascar.

Following a compelling 1-0 victory, Ashimeru, who entered the field in the second half, not only secured the crucial win but also brought an unparalleled intensity that shifted the game's dynamics.

His performance left fans thrilled and marked a triumphant return for the midfielder, who expressed his joy at representing Ghana once again.

"Thrilled for the chance to represent my homeland once again, and grateful for the amazing fans who fill the stadium to support us. Delighted with the maximum points, we eagerly anticipate the next challenge. Go Black Stars!" Ashimeru tweeted on X after the game.

The Black Stars failed to impress in the first half as Madagascar caused all sorts of trouble.

After recess, Coach Chris Hughton made two changes for Ghana in his bid to turn the game in favour of the hosts.

While the changes worked, Ghana still struggled to breach the defense of Madagascar until youngster Ernest Nuamah came on late in the game.

His depth touches and skills on the ball gave Ghana the advantage as Mohammed Kudus also used his shot from range to stress the visitors.

Late into injury time, Inaki Williams scored with a thumping header after meeting a cross from Ernest Nuamah to win the game for the Black Stars of Ghana.

Ghana will take on Comoros in their next group I game on November 21st.