Retired Ghana defender John Paintsil has sensationally claimed the Black Stars relied on individual brilliance to beat Zimbabwe in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier in Cape Coast.
Ajax Amsterdam star Kudus Mohammed opened the scoring for Milovan Rajevac’s side before Thomas Partey restored the Black Stars’ lead after Knowledge Musona had cancelled out Ghana’s 5th-minute opener.
Captain Andre Ayew sealed off the win for the Black Stars with a clinical header from a Baba Rahman cross from the right.
Despite Ghana’s convincing win over Zimbabwe’s brave Warriors at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium, former Fulham defender John Paintsil has insisted the Black Stars relied on individual brilliance and not on teamwork.
“The team relied on individual brilliance to win the match and not teamwork. If you look at Thomas Partey’s goal it was a moment of individual brilliance,” he told Enoch Worlanyo on Asempa FM’s SportsNite show.
“The goalkeeper for instance was new, Daniel Amartey played an unfamiliar role as well as a new defensive partnership between Alexander Djiku and Jonathan Mensah,” he added.
Ghana have arrived in Harare ahead of the second-leg tie at the National Sports Stadium.