Ghana beats Togo 4-1 in friendly

BY foxsports • February 8, 2011

Ghana gave new coach Goran Stevanovic a winning start with a 4-1 victory over Togo in a friendly Tuesday.

Striker Dominic Adiyiah gave Ghana a 1-0 lead at halftime and after Togo equalized with a penalty three minutes into the second half, Jonathan Mensah, an own goal from Togo defender Akpakpo, and a late strike from Samuel Inkoom sealed the win.

Ghana is Africa's top team in the FIFA world rankings at 15 and reached the quarterfinals of the World Cup last year. It used the game to prepare for next month's African Cup of Nations qualifier against Congo.

''I am happy with the result but more pleased with the way my team played,'' coach Stevanovic told the Ghana federation web site. ''Scoring four goals was a good result.''

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