The Samurai Blue of Japan took care of business in their first game of the four nations Kirin Tournament against African giants Ghana, notching a dominant 4-1 victory over the Black Stars.
Japan scored two goals in the first 45 minutes and returned to score the other two to put this game completely out of reach by for the visitors.
The Black Stars simply had no answer for the high-octane attack of the Asians, which wreaked havoc on goalkeeper Ati Zigi and Ghana’s hapless defense all day long but had the only goal through Crystal Palace’ Jordan Ayew.
Miki Yimane, Karou Mitoma, Takefusa Kubo and Daizen Maeda were the scorer for hosts, stepping up big in to thrash Ghana.
Black Stars coach Otto Addo gave Hearts of Oak duo Dennis Korsah and Afriyie Barnieh the opportunity to make their debut. Korsah jumped into the starting lineup to play as a left-back and Barnieh also climbed off the bench to replace Andy Yiadom during the 82nd minute and conceded a yellow on the 90th minute.
On the other side, Tunisia opened the tournament with a 2-0 triumph over Chile.
The four nations tournament is an opportunity for the teams to get themselves well prepared for the upcoming FIFA World Cup.