Jawad El Yamiq’s goal in the 69th minute secured a 1-0 win for North African side Morocco over Ghana at the Prince Mouley Abdellah Stadium on Tuesday, June 8.
The Atlas Lions dominated possession in both halves to win the game despite a convincing performance from the Black Stars.
Chelsea star Hakim Ziyech made an instant impact in the second half after coming off from the bench.
The former Ajax winger’s free kick was fluffed by Kotoko goalkeeper Razak Abalorah and headed into the net by Jawad El Yamiq.
The Black Stars played one of their best games under head coach CK Akonnor in this friendly which serves as preparations for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers in September.
The Ghana coach named debutant Joel Fameyeh in his starting line up against Morocco.
Leicester City defender Daniel Amartey returned to the starting 11 after a two-year absence and was impressive in the game.
Jordan Ayew captained the side until the 75th minute before Andre Ayew was introduced into the game.
Amiens defender Emmanuel Lomotey picked up an injury late in the game and was replaced by Medeama star Rashid Nortey who also made his debut for the senior national team.
It was a spirited performance from the Black Stars against the North African side as Ck Akonnor will draw many positives despite the defeat.
The Black Stars will host Ivory Coast in their next game at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium on Saturday.
The Atlas Lions of Morocco will also engage Burkina Faso in their next game.