Ghana's Boateng returns with winner against Gabon

Reuters, Wednesday 16 Nov 2011

Striker Derek Boateng celebrated his recall to Ghana's squad with the winning goal as they beat Gabon 2-1 in a friendly at Saint-Leu-la-Foret in the suburbs of Paris on Tuesday

Derek Boateng
Ghana's striker Derek Boateng (Photo: Reuters)

The 30-year-old former Northampton Town striker, who now plays in South Korea, scored with a last-gasp header to mark his return to the national side for the first time in three years.

A second string Ghana side led after a 12th minute penalty converted by Emmanuel Agyemang Badu but Gabon were level on the stroke of halftime through Eric Mouloungui, who headed home a free kick from Stephane Nguema.

Both sides were preparing for next year's African Nations Cup finals where Gabon are co-hosts and Ghana are among the favourites.

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