Ghana’s Black Stars on Saturday night lost 1-2 to the Teranga Lions of Senegal in a friendly international at the Stade Oceane in Le Havre, Paris.
It was a game where substitutes flourished, with Moussa Konate scoring twice for the Senegalese, whilst Richmond Boakye Yiadom came off the bench to pull one back for Ghana.
The first half saw Senegal slightly on top, with returnee striker Demba Ba hitting the post with Razak Braimah well beaten.
Jonathan Mensah suffered a slight knock and was replaced by Daniel Amartey.
Ghana worked hard but the strike pair of Kwesi Appiah and Jordan Ayew were kept in check by a well organized Senegal defence, even though Mubarak Wakaso forced a good save late on in the first half.
The second half saw both teams battling each other, with the muscular Mame Biram Diouf in a battle with Ghana’s defenders.
Senegal head coach Aliou Cisse replaced Ba with Moussa Konate 22 minutes from time and just a few minutes later, the substitution bore fruit.
Konate took down a long ball from defence and, spotting Braimah off his line, fired past him for the first goal.
The goal saw the Teranga Lions move forward in a bid to kill the game, even though Ghana also had some good moments, but without bite up front.
Soon however, it was 2-0 when a flowing move saw Sadio Mane slip in Konate for his second.
Ghana fought back and five minutes from time, a cross by Harrison Afful saw Richmond Boakye Yiadom heading home for Ghana.
The final result was a replica of the score line when both sides met at the 2015 African Nations Cup in Equatorial Guinea.
Ghana will face Mali in another friendly encounter on Tuesday.