Ghana legend Asamoah Gyan has expressed his satisfaction with the impactful performance of Anderlecht star Majeed Ashimeru, as Ghana secured a hard-fought victory against Madagascar in the opening game of the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
The Belgium-based midfielder, introduced in the second half, played a pivotal role in the Black Stars’ attacking maneuvers, ultimately contributing to the decisive goal scored by Inaki Williams in the final minutes of the match in Kumasi.
Gyan, who had consistently advocated for Ashimeru’s inclusion in the national team, took to social media to validate his support, stating, “Now you understand why I talk about this guy.”
Ashimeru’s dynamic display earned him widespread praise on social media, with fans hailing him as the Man of the Match.
Inaki Williams, making his debut for the Black Stars, sealed the victory with a header from a well-delivered cross by Gideon Mensah in the final minute of the game. The win provides Ghana with a positive start to the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.