Ghanaian defender Alexander Djiku has expressed his excitement and gratitude after he was handed over the captain’s armband on Tuesday evening against The Lone Stars of Liberia.
The Turkish Super Lig defender, captained Ghana’s Black Stars to a 3-1 victory in an international friendly game at the Accra Sports Stadium.
In less than three years after naturalizing for Ghana, Alexander Djiku captained the Black Stars for the first time against Liberia.
“Congrat’s to the team for this victory. It’s a great honor for me to be captain”, he wrote on social media.
He lasted 45 minutes of the match and had to hurry to catch up a flight back to his club Fenerbahce.
Ghana’s Black Stars whipped The Lone Stars of Liberia in a friendly match on Tuesday, September 12 at the Accra Sports Stadium.
The four-time Africa Cup of Nations winners beat their West Africa brothers 3-1 to make it two consecutive for the first time under Chris Hughton.
The Irish coach made some changes to his team going into the game which gave the likes of Baba Iddrisu, Antoine Semenyo, Ernest Nuamah, Kingsley Schindler and Edmund Addo the opportunity to start.
Abdul Manaf Nurudeen was preferred in goal for the game as Ghana won with ease before the players leave to join their various clubs.
Fenerbahce defender Alexander Djiku was the captain for the day against the Lone Stars of Liberia and did not return to the field as he went away to catch a flight to return to his club.
The opening 45 minutes of the match produced no goal as it ended a goalless stalemate with 45 minutes left to play.
In the second half of the match, Nicholas Opoku’s long and precise pass found Ernest Nuamah who perfectly controlled the ball to slot home the opening goal of the match in the second half of the match.
Nuamah turned provider minutes later when he set up Mohammed Kudus to score to make it 2-0 to Ghana with a beautiful strike inside the goal area.
Jordan Ayew got the third goal for Ghana with his rebound after his initial effort was blocked from close range to make it 3-0 to the Ghanaians.
Liberia scored late make it 3-1 at full time.