Ghana advanced to the finals of the third edition of the Middle East Africa Rugby League championship after posting a 26-6 win over Kenya in an extremely physical game played at the University of Ghana, Mensah Sarbah field on Wednesday.
The host, Ghana started on the front foot but the debutants, Kenya responded with a robust defence.
Ghana kept knocking and Bless John Mensah opened the scoring with the first try in the 12th minute.
Kenya responded eight minutes later with a Brain Mutua try.
The first half ended in a 6-6 stalemate after Ghana missed several opportunities to restore their lead.
Ghanaresumed the second half with two quick tries from Emmanuel Acheampong making it 18-6 after 62 minutes.
Kenya had no answers to that and Chris Dagaama added two tries later in the game to make it 26-6.
The Leopards will take on defending champions Nigeria who thrashed Cameroon 36-2, in the finals today at 3:30 pm at the University of Ghana Mensah Sarbah field.
Ghana’s coach Andy Gilvary believes that the final game against Nigeria will be tough, but says that his team will be ready to put themselves on the line.
Regardless of the outcome of the final, Ghana will be in South Africa for the 2025 World Cup qualifiers.
BY RAYMOND ACKUMEY