This Wednesday, June 28, 2017 (6:00 PM Pacific) Mexico will play Ghana at the NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas for an global friendly match.
With their team A gearing up for a FIFA Confederations Cup semi-final against the reigning world champions, Germany, in Sochi, Mexico’s “B” team held its own to claim victory despite the Black Stars putting up an impressive showing at the NRG stadium.
And the Mexicans emerged triumphant thanks to Elias Hernandez’s 32nd-minute penalty at NRG Stadium in the United States.
Juan Carlos Osorio’s assistant – oversaw proceedings in Houston. Both teams do have a talented base of players and should deliver a contested clash.
That means skipper Asamoah Gyan would be rested for Saturday’s clash with the U.S. in CT, while the other members of the young Ghana team, including home-based goalie Addo Joseph, Winful Cobbinah, Nicholas Opoku and Samuel Sarfo will be seeking for an opportunity to prove a point.
Pizarro received the ball outside of the penalty area, turned onto his right foot and flashed a shot just wide of the post in the fourth minute.
A hard collision earlier in the half between Munoz and Boye ended with Munoz sustaining a head injury, and finally in the 37th minute the former Club America stopper was substituted off and replaced by Jesus Corona. Diving to his right, Corona watched in the 78th minute as Frank Acheampong’s left-footed shot caromed off the right post.
Ghana’s best opportunity fell to Acheampong with 12 minutes remaining but he was thwarted by the woodwork.
“Considering the way we played, we could have had at least three or four goals easily”.
Considering the relative importance of the friendly, Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah will likely be disappointed the game’s only goal resulted from a mistake by one of his defenders.