Vincent Atinga delighted with 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.
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.