Ghana’s Black Stars has been beaten by Japan in the 2022 Kirin Four Nations Tournament in Japan today.
The hosts beat Ghana by a 4-1 score line in their first game of the competition.
The Japanese team dominated proceedings and got the opener in the 29th minute.
Defender Miki Yamane powered the Samurai to a 1-0 lead.
Ghana fought hard to get the equalizer and found it in the 44th minute when Crystal Palace striker Jordan Ayew made it 1-1.
Japan had the final say in the first half as midfielder Kaoru Mitoma scored in added time of first half to give them a 2-1 lead at the break.
After the recess, Ghana head coach Otto Addo brought on Felix Afena-Gyan of AS Roma and Fatawu Issahaku but that proved futile as Japan got the third goal.
Real Mallorca forward Takefusa Kubo made it 3-1 in the 73rd minute before Daizen Maeda of Celtic put the icing on the cake in the 83rd minute to seal a 4-1 win for Japan.
The results means Japan will face Tunisia who beat Chile in the final then Ghana takes on Chile in a 3rd place game.
By: D. N. A. MENSAH, Daily Mail GH / Follow the writer @SkipperWrites on Twitter