Highlights: United States 4-0 Ghana: Black Stars humiliated in America as Chris Hughton loses two games in a row


The Black Stars were thrashed in another abysmal performance as Chris Hughton once again failed to show his tactical leadership

Ghana were hammered in a 4-0 defeat against United States of America in an international friendly at the Geodis Park in Tynnessie on Wednesday morning.

The Black Stars had some changes in their setup as goalkeeper Manag Nurudeen replaced Lawrence Ati-Zigi while Jerome Opoku was handed his debut for Ghana and Jordan Ayew also started this time after being left on the bench against Mexico last week.

A Nicholas Opoku’s mistake led to the opener as Reyna opened the scoring capitalised on a failed clearance to shot United States in front on the tenth minute.

The hosts added another goal from the spot through former Chelsea star Christian Pulisic nine minutes later.

Kudus Mohammed tried to reduce the deficit with an ambitious shot on target but his effort was blocked. Few minutes later, United States made it 3-0 through Florin Balogun on 22nd minute after another shambolic defending by Ghana.

Things moved from bad to worse after another poor defending from Nicholas Opoku led to an indirect freekick to United States. Reyna stepped up and perfectly slotted the resulting kick beyond the reach of goalkeeper Manaf and all the defenders stuck in the post.

After the break, Ghana made several changes with Partey, Gideon Mensah and Kudus all going off for the likes of Elisha Owusu, Salis and Nuamah coming in but they could so little to salvage the situation.

The defeat means that Chris Hughton’s side has lost two games on the bounce after a 2-0 defeat to Mexico last week and conceded six goals without scoring any.

Ghana will face Egypt in the first game of 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers


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