Black Stars draw in Attuquayfio charity match
Hearts' 64 battalions warming up before the charity match
Captain John Paintsil struck late to earn a point for the national team coached by Maxwell Konadu against the famous 64 Battalions squad of Hearts of Oak.
The match which was played at the Accra Sports Stadium was in honour of the former Ghana international and coach for his immense contribution to Ghana football and beyond.
Proceeds from the match will be donated to the Ear, Nose and Throat Unit of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra.
Godwin Attram gave the Friends of Attuquayfio the lead after just 15 minutes but the Black Stars pulled level seven minutes later through Anthony Annan from the spot after Baffour Gyan was brought down in the box.
Stephen Appiah however restored the lead for the Friends of Attuquayfio side just two minutes after giving up on their lead.
He slotted home a neatly slid in pass from Attram to the delight of the gathering at the Accra Sports Stadium.
Daniel Opare got a golden chance to draw the Black Stars level again from the spot immediately after recess but he blasted his opportunity high into the skies.
The match later on needed to be halted for 15 minutes as the flood lights at the Accra Sports Stadium went off.
The resumed on a sluggish pace to the advantage of the much younger Black Stars side as Kwame Quansah atoned for Opare's penalty miss to finish off a solo effort to ensure parity in the game.
Bernard Dong-Bortey then came off the bench to put the Friends of Attuquayfio ahead but the Black Stars equalised through captain Pantsil.