Double bad news for Ghana in their first warm-up match. Pitted Saturday to the Netherlands in Rotterdam, the Black Stars not only were beaten 0-1 but also lost a vital item of their defense. Jerry Akaminko who suffered a concussion late in the game is ruled out of Black Stars World Cup campaign.
The defender suffered a fractured left ankle and will go under the knife. Downtime is estimated at three months. On the meeting, Ghana fielded a team B at kickoff suffered the game. From the 5th minute, Robin Van Persie turns a beautiful a three-man movement involving Sneijder and Robben. The score could have been heavier had Batavian attackers not been clumsy.
Opposite, Jordan Ayew tenured did not show much, just the opposite for the goalkeeper replacing Larsen Kwarasey glistening on his goal line.
Ghana's starting lineup: Kwarasey, Inkoom , Schlupp, Sumaila, Akaminko, Rabiu, Adomah, Essien (C ), Jordan Ayew, Atsu, Kwadwo Asamoah.