Ghana recorded a resounding 5-1 victory over Qatar in an international friendly on Monday.
CK Akonnor made as many as five changes to the team that lost 3-0 to Mali on Friday in search of his first win as Ghana coach.
The gaffer also tweaked his formation, abandoning the 4-2-3-1 in favor of the more accustomed 4-4-2 system.
Despite the changes, the Asian champions looked the more threatening in the early exchanges, Almoez almost opened the scoring in the 3rd minute only to be denied by the side post.
However, the Black Stars grew into the game as the half progressed and began to assert their dominance especially in midfield.
The four-time African champions deservedly took the lead in the 22nd minute after Jordan Ayew’s dazzling run to set up Tariq Fosu who slotted home from close range to register his first ever goal for the senior national team.
The Ghanaians continued to build on their momentum but a resolute Qatar defense kept them from adding to their tally.
On the stroke of half time, Qatar drew level against the run of play through Almoez Ali who pounced on a lapse in defense to score his 26th goal for his country.
Ghana started the second half strongly and came close to scoring twice within the first five minutes.
Partey’s shot from distance was parried away by the goalkeeper before Andre Ayew’s fierce strike hit the crossbar.
The Black Stars skipper was not to be denied in 63rd minute after a cool finish to restore his side’s lead.
Samuel Owusu finished off a brilliant pass from Thomas Partey to make it 3-1 two minutes later.
Andre Ayew was on target again in the 83rd minute before substitute Caleb Ekuban registered his name on the scoresheet to cap off a truly eye-catching performance by the Black Stars at the Titanic Stadium, Antalya.