On Sunday, July 24, the Black Galaxies of Ghana recorded a resounding victory over Benin at the Cape Coast Stadium in the first leg of their CHAN first-round qualifiers.

Goals from Daniel Afriyie Barnieh, Mohammed Alhassan and Gladson Awako sealed a 3-0 victory for Annor Walker’s side.

The win means Ghana boast a commanding lead going into the second leg of the fixture.

Speaking after the game in Cape Coast, the head coach of the Black Galaxies said he was satisfied with the team’s performance although he had planned for more goals.

“[I am] more than a happy man today because it’s a match that I was determined [to win] and got myself ready to win. I wanted four goals but God gave me three and I have accepted it,” Walker said after the game.

“Technically we were better than them this afternoon. I will give thanks to my boys for listening to me.”

The scorer of the third goal and captain of the team, Gladson Awako, also praised the team’s performance ahead of the return fixture.

“It’s very good teamwork. We really worked hard for this game and you all can see we did well on the field. I know it’s not done yet so we will prepare and go for the second leg,” he said.

Should Ghana overcome the hurdle of Benin in the reverse encounter, they will proceed to face Nigeria in the next round of the qualifiers to fight for a spot to Algeria.

The Black Galaxies are chasing a return to the CHAN tournament to be staged in Algeria next year after missing out on the last three editions.