Vodafone Unity Match: Great World XI Loses to Black Stars in a Six-Goal Thriller

The great World XI ex-professionals were beaten by the active Black Stars in  Saturday’s Unity match held at the Accra Sports Stadium.

The Match saw the Black Stars knock out the Appiah-led World XI in a 4:2 win. The two goals on the World XI side were scored by Sulley Muntari and Yakubu Ayigbene in a quick succession, but they were not enough to save the ex-professionals ready blows from the Black Stars.

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Atletico Madrid midfielder, Thomas Partey got a brace for the Black Stars after connecting a cross from Frank Acheampong. Alfred Duncan then gave the Black Stars a two-goal cushioning by scoring the fourth goal.

Black Stars dominated from the onset but were unable to find breakthrough as Richard Kingston kept his net safe.


The Stars however, found the net through Ebenezer Assifuah who scored twice on the day and the two goals each from Thomas Partey and Alfred Duncan handed over a second successive defeat for the World XI side.

This defeat came around as a succession for the great World XI in the Vodafone Unity Games as they were also beaten by the Reds, Asante Kotoko in the first leg.

Ghana Premier League champions, Kumasi Asante Kotoko thrashed the Stephen Appiah-led world XI by four goals to one at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Wednesday.

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The game which was used to promote Peace ahead of the November general election saw a host of World stars parade at the Accra Sports Stadium.

The peace games was initiated by Ghana’s Peace Ambassador and former Captain, Stephen Appiah in collaboration with Sports event house, Primeval Media and sponsored by Vodafone Ghana. It saw active and ex- professional players unite to use football as a universal language to drive home peace message to Ghanaians before, during and after the imminent general elections coming up in November 2016.

The Appiah World XI comprised Emile Heskey, Dwite Yoke, Edgar Davids, William Gallas, Sol Campbel, Alex Song, Nwankwo Kanu, Yakubu Ayigbene, Michael Essien, Sulley Muntari, Laryea Kingson, Richard Kingson, John Paintsil, and Isaac Vorsah.