Okrah, Arthur, Gyamfi & McCarthy on target as Black Stars B thrash Gold Stars in friendly

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The midfielder, however, sent a signal to his critics why he deserves a place in the national team ahead of next month’s showdown

Asante Kotoko forward Augustine Okrah was on target when Black Stars B hammered second-tier side Bibiani Gold Stars 6-0 in a friendly game at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Thursday.

The 25-year-old came under immense criticisms this week following his call up to the national team ahead of the 2020 Championship of African Nations qualifier against Burkina Faso next month.

According to a section of Ghanaians, Okrah is yet to make a competitive appearance since recovering from an interior cruciate ligament injury he suffered while in action with former club North East United a couple of months ago and should have been dropped.

However, he managed to hit the back of the net as a second-half substitute, adding to goals from teammates Richard Arthur and Emmanuel Gyamfi which was sandwiched by a stunner from Ashanti Gold midfielder Appiah McCarthy.

Prince Opoku also netted brace late in the game to cap a wonderful afternoon for Maxwell Konadu’s men.

Okrah, who couldn’t play a part in Kotoko’s triumph over Kano Pillars in the Caf Champions League due to paperwork, is expected to be cleared by Caf in order to feature against Etoile du Sahel in the second round of the competition.

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