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Performance doesn’t matter, what matters is the three points - Black Stars midfielder

Arsenal midfielder, Thomas Partey says the most important thing about Ghan’s game against Zimbabwe in the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier was the three points earned. The Black Stars of Ghana, despite many criticizing their general output, made light work of the Warriors of Zimbabwe in an end-to-end game at the Cape Coast Stadium on Saturday. A perfect goal scoring combination from Mohammed Kudus, Thomas Partey and captain Andre Ayew saw Ghana brush aside Zimbabwe 3-1 with Knowledge Muson getting an equalizer in between Ghana’s last two goals.

Thomas Partey believes the three points is the most important topic to talk about at the moment. “I feel good especially we are able to win the game and also the most important thing in life is to get the results after a hard day. “I think we have to be happy [with the results]” Thomas Partey said in a post match press conference. The Black Stars of Ghana boosted their chances of qualifying for the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup with an emphatic 3-1 victory over Zimbabwe on Saturday. A rejuvenated Black Stars showed quality in the middle with Ajax midfielder, Mohammed Kudus, Arsenal man Thomas Partey displaying real football quality at the Cape Coast Stadium.

Ghana wasted no time in opening the score when a resurgent left-back, Baba Rahman laid a pass to Mohammed Kudus who had a quick exchange with Jordan Ayew before striking with his weaker right foot for Ghana’s first goal in the 5th minute. The Black Stars held on to the slim lead moving into the break. Back from recess, the Warriors of Zimbabwe took the game to the home side and in the 47th minute, Alexander Djiku gave away a penalty to the visitors. The captain of the side, Knowledge Musona made no mistake in planting the ball at the top right hand corner of goalkeeper Jojo Wollacot in post for Ghana in the 49th minute.

The Black Stars however came back stronger and increased their tally to 2-1 when Arsenal midfielder, Thomas Partey beat off his marker before placing the ball well behind the Zimbabwe goalkeeper, Washington Arubi on the 66th minutes. Captain Andre Ayew, who had been missing in the game right from the blast of whistle, nailed the visitors with third goal. Dede Ayew made the score line 3-1 on the 86th minute when he headed home Baba Rahman’s beautiful cross. The Black Stars of Ghana have six points from three games, trailing Group G leaders, South Africa by just a point. Ethiopia who were pummeled at home by South Africa, have three points in third with Zimbabwe on no points at the bottom of the group. Ghana will play the second game of the double header in Harare against the Warriors on Tuesday, October 12.

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