(Sporting Alert) — A brace from Asamoah Gyan guided a powerful Ghana team to a 6-1 hammering of Egypt 3-1 in their 2014 World Cup playoffs first leg tie on Tuesday.
Gyan, opened the scoring early after just five minutes and then netted again nine-minutes into the second half of the contest played at the Accra Sports Stadium.
An own goal by defender Wael Gomaa set Egypt further back, although Mohamed Abo Trika made it 2-1 when he converted from the penalty spot in the 41st minute for Egypt.
Ghana restored their two goal lead when Abdul Waris scored in the 44th minute to give the Black Stars a 3-1 lead at half-time and then hosts took over in the second half.
A Sulley Muntari penalty in the 73rd minute and another goal from Christian Atsu two minutes from time added to Gyan’s second half goal, to sealed the win for Ghana.
Ghana v Egypt
Ghana: Fatau Dauda, Samuel Inkoom, Daniel Opare, Jerry Akaminko, Rashid Sumaila, Michael Essien, Andre Ayew, Sulley Muntari, Kwadwo Asamoah, Asamoah Gyan, Abdul Waris.
Egypt: Sherif Ekramy, Ahmed Fathi, Wael Gomaa, Mohamed Nagieb, Qinawi Ahmad Shedid, Waleed Soliman, Hossam Ghaly, H Ashour, Mohamed El-Nenny, Mohamed Aboutriaka, Mohamed Salah
Referee: Bouchaib El Ahrach (Morocco)