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W'Cup Qualifier: Congo 1 - 5 Ghana: Spirited Stars Baptize Red Devils
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Ghana's Black Stars have beaten their Congolese counterparts by five goals to one at the Stade de l’Unité (Brazzaville) in Congo.

A hat-trick from Thomas Partey and a brace by Richmond Boakye-Yiadom saw the 2010 World Cup quarter-finalists rout over their Congolese counterparts.

The Black Stars however looked settled and composed despite the early threat from the home side.

After an early scare from Congo, the Black Stars took over the game as they dominated play. 

Forward Richmond Boakye Yiadom fired Ghana in front after Thomas Agyepong took on his marker and speedily outwitted him into the 18 box and found the striker who wasted no time in putting Ghana in front in the 23rd minute.

Thomas Partey doubled the scorline 4 minutes later with his second.

Lloyd Ayet pulled one back for the Red Devils in the 44th minute before Thomas Partey rounded the first half up with a third goal in additional time.

Coach Kwesi Appiah brought Alfred Duncan for Ebenezer Ofori in the 56th minute to stabilize the Black Stars midfield.

Jeffrey Schlupp came on for Lumor Agbeneynu who failed to return to the pitch after sustaining an injury.

Congo midfielder Bel Durel Avounou gifted a pass to Thomas Partey at a dangerous position as the Atletico Madrid star made no mistake by scoring his third of the day in the 69th minute.

Norway-based Edwin Gyasi marked his debut by coming on for three-goal hero Thomas Partey in the 77th minute.

Richmond Boakye Yiadom scored his second and Ghana's fifth in the 85th ninute with just 6 minute left on the clock to round up the game.

The result keeps Ghana at third position in the group with 5 points from four matches.

Ghana will next play Uganda in the World Cup qualifiers as they hope for make yet another World Cup appearance.

On Friday, the Black Stars recorded their second successive home draw after being held to a 1-1 stalemate by the Red Devils in Kumasi. 

The Black Stars now occupy third position in Group E with 5 points, with Congo languishing at the bottom with a single point.

Uganda top the Group with 7 points and Egypt follows with 6 points with a game in hand.

Source: Peacefmonline.com/Ghana

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