Thomas Partey scored his second goal in two games for Ghana to keep his scoring run going as captain of his national side.

Thomas Partey with Ghana (Photo via GFA Communications)
Thomas Partey with Ghana (Photo via GFA Communications)

Ahead of Ghana’s trip to Zimbabwe on Tuesday, Ghanaian journalist Owuraku Ampofo pointed out that Thomas Partey had scored a goal on each of the three occasions he’d captained his country. Partey was set to take on the armband again for Tuesday’s match.

The Arsenal midfielder didn’t disappoint, making it four goals in four as Ghana captain with a free-kick in the 31st minute.

The direct set-piece was sweetly struck, though the goalkeeper will be very disappointed with his attempt to save it. He certainly should have done better.

All the same, the goal gave Ghana the lead they were looking for, and it made it two goals in two games for Partey over the international break. You can watch his latest goal here from 0:40.

Partey also created a couple of good chances for his teammates throughout the 90, one of which hit the bar, but the match finished 1-0.

With South Africa also winning, Ghana remain one point off top spot in their group. They’re now the only two sides still capable of finishing in the all-important top spot ahead of the final two group fixtures.

Only the group winner can progress, so we’re heading towards a potentially dramatic final game between Ghana and South Africa in November.