Hearts defender Vincent Atinga delighted with Black Stars bow

Published on: 11 October 2017
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Vincent Atinga makes Black Stars debut

Hearts of Oak defender Vincent Atinga could not hide his joy after making his Black Stars debut in the 3-0 win against Saudi Arabia in Jeddah on Tuesday night.

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The African football powerhouse displayed an emphatic performance on Tuesday as they inflicted a 3-0 defeat on the Green Falcons of Saudi Arabia at the King Abdullah Sports City  Stadium courtesy goals from Kasim Nuhu, Thomas Partey and a late own goal by Osama Hawsawi.

Atinga, who was one of the revelations at the just ended WAFU Cup of Nations tournament with the Black Stars B, came on as a second half substitute for Nicholas Opoku with three minutes left on the clock.

"I am very happy to have played my first game for the Black Stars and i am looking forward to get more opportunities in the team," the towering guardsman said.

"It was a good game and it was important we got the win."

Atinga was unused in Ghana’s World Cup qualifier against Uganda but finally made a dream appearance against Saudi Arabia.

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