Columbus Crew Quartet Harrison Afful, Jonathan Mensah, Lalas Abubakar and Edward Opoku Win Carolina Challenge Cup

Four Ghanaian player Harrison Afful, Jonathan Mensah, Lalas Abubakar and Edward Opoku were in action as Columbus Crew beat Minnesota United FC 2-0 on Saturday to win the Carolina Challenge Cup title.

It is the second consecutive year that the Black & Gold have won the pre-season tournament.

In the 32nd minute, Higuain volleyed a rocket to the back of Minnesota’s net.

Just as the dust began to settle, Afful hit a one-touch cross that found Gyasi Zardes on the back post.

Zardes sent the ball past goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth  just five minutes after Higuain’s strike, putting Crew SC up 2-0 at the break.

The Ghanaian quartet and Columbus Crew will turn their attention to the start 2018 MLS regular season with a visit to Toronto FC.

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