The Blue Samurai of Japan have thumped on the Black Meteors of Ghana by emphatic 6-0 victory in an international friendly at the Best Denki Stadium in Fukuoka.
Frank Assinki nearly caused a howler on the 4th minute after losing a possession in the box, ball falls on Takefuso Kubo but his strike was straight at the Ghanaian goalie
The Japanese drove forward again as Hiroki Sakai sent a fine cross from the right but goalkeeper William Esso’s tips saved the situation.
The Black Meteors begun to serge forward on the right, Samuel Ashie Quaye combined with Jonah Attuquaye to send in a decent one but was dealt with properly by the Japan backline.
Ghana goes again as Imoro Ibrahim tried to play skipper Samuel Obeng Gyabaa through but was to wide inviting goalkeeper Kosei Tani in action as he comes out to collect.
The Blue Samurai with the first goal of the game through Soma Yuki who nipped on a loose stop from the Ghanaian shot-stopper to blast into the net to break the deadlock of the game.
They drive forward again as ex- Marseille right back Hiroki Sakai sent in a great cross in the box but Frank Assinki headed that one out resulting into an attacking throw in for the host.
Ghana goes again after Osman Bukari sends a decent cross which saw the two captains goes up but Maya Yoshida was superior on that challenge and gets it cleared.
The Japan Olympic team nearly increased their tally after Takefuso Kubo’s shot went off the upright, a follow up strike from Ao Tanaki flew off the crossbar resulting into a goalkick.
Second goal registered in Fukuoka after Ayase Uedia turned Assinki nicely and set up Takefuso Kubo who calmly plotted into the roof of the net to make it 2-0 for Japan.
Another experience player Watari Endo nearly found their third after sending a decent curler from outside the box but a great save from goalkeeper William Esso ensured it only resulted in a wasted corner kick.
Just on the stroke of half time, Frank Assinki connected into his own net from Hiroki Sakai’s ground in swing cross as Japan ends the first half with a three-goal advantage.
Just three minutes in the second department, Japan found their fourth as Soma Yuki marked his brace, collecting a fine pass from Ritsu Doan and places into the buttom right corner.
Emmanuel Essiam plays Samuel Obeng Gyabaa in with a fine pass but no way for penetration, a follow up cross from Samuel Ashie Quaye’s was gathered calmly by the goalkeeper Kosei Tani.
The Blue Samurai makes it 5-0 after 55th minutes through Ayase Ueda who headed into the net from Nakayama’s inswinger from the left.
The Japanese have been the dominant side in the game right from kickoff, dominating possession and creating all the decent chances in the game.
The Black Meteors pounced on a wasted Japan corner kick to initiate a counter break after Osman Bukari made a good run in the box but his effort was piled out to corner kick.
Osman Bukari effects a sumptuous one beyond the reach of the Japan goalie, Assinki came on with header but was cleared just on the line by Ao Tanaka.
The Japanese wrapped up everything on the 88th minute after Kari Mitoma turned Amoabeng beautifully to slot into the net to make it 6-0. And that’s how it ended.