The senior national team, the Black Stars, are back on the road to success in qualifying for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Milovan, who has been named the team’s new coach, started an unpopular starting XI against Zimbabwe at Cape Coast Stadium.
Swindon Town goalkeepers Jojo Wallocot and Abdul Fatawu Issahaku were named as the starting XI, with Andre Ayew leading the team as captain of the team.
In the fifth minute, Kudu Mohammed cracked the deadlock for the Black Stars with a sweet build-up. The team kept their cool despite the threat from the Warriors.
Kudus came close again, but his effort wasn’t enough for a goal.
The Black Stars dominated possession, with Sulemana and Issahaku constantly threatening the Zimbabwe defense.
A penalty was awarded to Zimbabwe in the second half after Alexander Djiku committed a foul in his own penalty area.
Musona stepped up and converted the penalty nicely to level his side. The Warriors came just outside the gate, but only hit the post.
Jojo Wallocot, selected before Lawerence Atizigi, made some impressive saves for the team to ensure the Black Stars lead the game.
The Black Stars were harassed in their own half, but remained calm and controlled the game. Team captain Andre Ayew just missed the post with a header.
After the introduction of Baba Iddrisu and Benjamin Tetteh, the team switched tactically and pushed Partey forward.
Tetteh was fed for the first few seconds after he came, but his shot was long.
The team kept squeezing the Warriors and eventually scored after Partey scored 2-1 for the Black Stars after a ball from Andre Ayew that hit the post.
The team continued their impressive performance in the final 20 minutes and Andre Ayew, who played deep in midfield but was pushed forward in the second half, made it 3-1 for them in the 87th minute with an assist from Baba Rahman Black Stars.
The win means Ghana are in second place with six points, while South Africa lead the summit with seven points after beating Ethiopia 3-1.
The Black Stars will travel to Harare for the second leg on Tuesday 12 October for the second leg.