2022 Kirin Cup: Tunisia Thrash Hosts Japan To Emerge Champions As Ghana Seal Third Place

2022 Kirin Cup: Tunisia Thrash Hosts Japan To Emerge Champions As Ghana Seal Third Place

One of Africa’s representatives at this year’s World Cup in Qatar, Tunisia, have won the 2022 Kirin Cup four-nation tournament after a comfortable 3-0 win against hosts Japan in Tuesday’s final.

After a goalless first half, Tunisia broke the deadlock in the 55th minute after Mohamed Ali Ben Romdhane converted from the penalty spot.

In the 76th minute Tunisia doubled their lead through Ferjani Sassi before Issam Jebali added the third goal in the 93rd minute.

In the third-place match also played on Tuesday, the Black Stars of Ghana defeated Chile on penalties to finish third at this year’s edition.

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Ghana had two players sent off in the second half but still held Chile to a goalless draw and forced the game to be decided on penalties.

Alidu Seidu was shown a straight red card in the 67th minute before Mubarak Wakaso was also given his matching orders with 12 minutes left.

And in the shootout, the Black Stars triumphed 3-1 against the South Americans.

Jordan Ayew, Kudus Mohammed and Abdul Fatawu Issahaku converted for the Black Stars while goalkeeper Abdul Manaf Nurudeen made two saves.

Recall the Black Stars edged the Super Eagles playoffs to pick the ticket to this year’s World Cup in Qatar.

The 2022 Kirin Cup invitational tournament was the 33rd edition organized by the Japan Football Association.

This is the first Kirin Cup tournament in six years, since the 2016 edition.

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  • Selfmade KING 2 years ago

    Ghana ready to win the wc for Africa 



    Ghana on the mill 

    • Onero 2 years ago

      Black star don’t have quality players. They struggled against Chile and looked very ordinary to Japan now thoroughly beaten by Tunisia. Kudos to the Tunisian for redeeming Africa name

      • Selfmade KING 2 years ago

        This speaks volumes of the mental fortitude of Ghana that a quality-less Ghana can still KICK NIGERIA out of the wc with its so called quality stars!!

        This shows that no matter the level Nigeria ll attained or no matter the stars they ll gathered, Ghana ll BEAT THEM with ordinary squad! 

        U said it right buddy!! We can play the match again and Ghana ll still KICK NIGERIA all over!!

        Ur mentality is the reason Ghana will always be ur MASTERS lol

        • always inter fans 2 years ago

          @ selfmade king . bro just read news and flow with the game. i get your point. no point abusing ourselves here , we are all brother. if the other parties refuse to show maturity, teach them how to do it by ignoring their comments. we are brothers

        • fada fada 2 years ago

          Lol! Yeah seems like some of us are still hurt by that World Cup ouster, but We will still back Ghana in Qatar. I am sure they will be a different proposition in December. We can’t judge them by this tournament. Too early. As for we Nigeria, we are rebuilding and will come back very strong!

        • Onero 2 years ago

          Rather than trying to convince the gullibles and trying so hard to make people believe that Ghana football is on the rise, you should rather be more concerned about why for over 40 years and still counting, the black stars haven’t won the AFCON and the black stars is a shadow of itself emershed in captain and juju disputes.
          And you shld be preoccupied by why countries like Nigeria running away with the trophies of Women AFCON even and U17 to U20 mostly hosted in Ghana .Mind you, a football nation should do well in both her youthful and women teams and not only the senior men team.

          Going to WC on a platter of away superior goal against Nigeria, to you is like Ghana has already won the WC.
          Boy, your team should rather be busy preparing because yr playing style is amateurish and below world cup standards
          For us most Nigerians,it is a blessing in disguise that Nigeria didn’t even go to the world cup, because its gonna help our rebuilding process .So try and master beating Comoros first b4 thinking of the giant of Africa.

          • Ghanaboy sandiation 2 years ago

            We are talking about going for the best and you are here talking about u17 under20 and women competitions, who cares?
            Left for these naija people, everything Africa should be tagged them. Does Ghana qualifying to the world cup bring food to my table as a Ghanaian? No! I’m just been happy and someone is there calculating and identifying our short comings in the team and using that against us. Remember, our big boys boys , partey,inaki,Nico, Hudson,Tariq,Eddie did not join. We sent merely 18 contingents/squad to the tournament. We beat Chile, who is comparably stronger than Nigeria in world fifa ranking. What are you saying?

          • Selfmade KING 2 years ago

            Skin pain lol

            Rebuild so that Ghana ll come and BRING THE HOUSE DOWN again lol

            Even for over 40 years, ghana still beat Nigeria to the number of afcon trophies lol

            The last time I checked, Ghana has won the afcon 4 times 

            Nigeria 3 lol

          • Selfmade KING 2 years ago

            He is deluded 

            Ghana kicked Nigeria out in the under 20 last year lol

            Go and check ur records or there is no light lol

        • Papafem 2 years ago

          So the comment pained you, cbai…. you would have said worse if Nigeria was in Ghana’s position. You always think you have the monopoly of hurting people by your negative and mischievous flaks. You’re definitely on a wrong platform. People will continue to tear into you here until you stop your indecent attitude.

          That Was a weak Chilen side, yet you struggled against them. Even the Japanese team that beat you silly was flogged by Tunisia out there. No worry. Na when rain stop person wey dey carry umbrella go no say na load e carry.

          • Who are these idiots on Nigeria website ? Pls go and comment on your smelly kumasi site. Stupid people.

          • Selfmade KING 2 years ago

            Skin pain 

            Ghana ll give u heart attack in the wc 

            Ghana is the most successful team in the wc and we ll led Africa conquest again in Qatar!!

            We are going to the semi finals!!

            Whiles the babe eagles fans watch on HUNCHBACK TV haha 

          • Odims Cj Odims 2 years ago

            By ratings on good performance, Nigeria is far better than Ghana… Check statistics, after Egypt, the next is Nigeria Or Cameroon… Mr Ghana check Statistics

        • Bendingba 2 years ago

          Onero’s comment is not of mockery but a constructive one to warrant such backlash from you. If you think you have a more superior mentality, why are you always threatened by the sight of Nigerians? Your people in Nigeria are busy drinking Ogogoro or Akpatashe as you call it in Ghana while ours are successful under your nose. If you don’t know, pls ask your big boys Shatta Wale and Shatta bundle or what’s that his name and if you most know too, we have our own Mamman Shatta of blessed memory.

  • Badge 2 years ago

    The world Cup is for Big Boys. Black Stars!!! Make Africa proud

    • Moses Inyang 2 years ago

      These Ghanaians are just very childish.A game you did not win against Nigeria is what you are still boasting about. I don’t know what these Ghanaians should have done if it was in places like Europe where these old fashioned away goals rule is no longer used.Aside this, Nigeria has eliminated Ghana and packed them out of the world cup before by thrashing them convincingly 3:0 in portHarcourt(29/7/2001).just don’t be foolish. There is no Ghana can ever be compared to Nigeria except in Juju,consulting mammy water to win matches,burying of charms in stadia etc

  • @Badge,If Ghana players are big boys now because they qualified for the world cup in Qatar. What were they 4 years ago when they fail to qualify for the world cup in Russia, are they small boys then

    • Moses Inyang 2 years ago

      @selfmade psychiatric patient, the last time I checked, Nigeria has won 11 afcon titles to Ghana’s 0

  • JimmyBall 2 years ago

    Nigeria U-17 vs Togo U-17…. 5pm Nigeria time and hope CSN gives those young boys some feature… they got very good players raw from the streets! Guys enjoy…



  • Obest 2 years ago

    Self-made shit king, You are back with mental issues again. Nothing can cure you. Even a 10th time women afcon Victory can’t cure you. All levels of football, Nigeria is far better than Ghana, kwasia


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