Posted On Wednesday, 14th August 2013
Spain-based goalkeeper Razak Brimah was overly impressive in his first game for Ghana as he played a key role for the Black Stars to rally from two goals down to draw 2-2 draw against Turkey on Wednesday.
The Guadalajara shot-stopper set up the first of the two goals for captain Asamoah Gyan as his long throw from his post to the other end of the pitch started Ghana’s attack that led to the Black Stars first goal.
Brimah replaced Adam Kwarasey at the start of the second half and managed to keep a clean sheet at the Atuturk stadium in Istanbul.
Kwarasey conceded two goals in the first half before he was substituted by the Spanish-based glovesman but the Stromgodset won’t be blamed for the two goals as some dodgy defending left him with no chance in the opening two goals of the game.
Brimah kept his composure and confidence in post as sensational Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan scored a brace to help the Africans come from behind to draw 2-2 against the Turks at their own backyard.
The substitute goalkeeper was commanding in the post especially on aerial balls with his power an authority dissuading the Turkish attack.
His arrival will surely boost the goalkeeping department as the impressive coach Kwesi Appiah keeps giving the chance to those on the periphery of the squad to impress.
Brimah will join Daniel Agyei and Kwarasey to fight for Fatau Dauda’s position as the first choice goalkeeper of the Black Stars.
Burak Yilmaz had opened the floodgate with the opener in the 7th minute before Umut Bulut increased the tally to two in the 28th minutes.
But once again the country’s finest ever striker ‘Baby Jet’ Asamoah Gyan popped up with two goals in the second half to share the spoils in Istanbul.
Watch video of Razak Brimah’s long throw that led to Gyan’s first goal