Extended highlights: Afriyie Barnieh makes Black Stars debut as defender against Japan


The Phobians young striker finally made his bow in the senior national team shirt when Black Stars suffered a 4-1 drubbing against Japan

Hearts of Oak forward Daniel Afriyie Barnieh finally played his first game for Ghana in a 4-1 defeat to Japan in 2022 Kirin Cup on Friday.

The 19-year-old who was handed a late call up ahead of the tournament could not get a starting role but came on as a substitute.

With Ghana down by 3-1, Barnieh was thrown into the game to replace Andy Yiadom who was playing the left wing back position.

Yamane Miki opened the scoring on 29th minute before Jordan Ayew pulled even on the stroke of half time.

Nitoma Kaoru made it 2-1 after the break following a defensive mixup before Kubo Takefusa and Daizen Maeda made it a none contest.

Barnieh was shown a yellow card on the stroke of full time after a poor challenge on one of the Japanese player.

Watch all the goals and key moments in the game


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