The 25-year-old Black Star upped his game to deny Stefan Johansen and assist the Addicks in their victory at The Valley.

Charlton Athletic defeated Queens Park Rangers (QPR) 5-3 on penalties in the first round of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday, thanks to Ghana goalkeeper Joe Wollacott’s penalty save.

The two League One clubs were tied 1-1 after normal and extra time in the match at The Valley. Tyler Roberts gave QPR the lead in the 80th minute, but Aaron Henry equalized for the Addicks and forced extra time.

After extra time produced no winner, the game went to penalties, and the 25-year-old Black Star stepped up to save Stefan Johansen’s final kick.

Charlton converted all five penalties (Jayden Stockley, Charlie, KirkAlbie Morgan, Aaron Henry, and Aaron Henry), while QPR converted three penalties (Tyler Roberts, Olamide Shodipo, and Andre Dozzell).

Wollacott has been outstanding for Charlton this season, and he was at his best when the Addicks defeated Derby County 1-0 in the league last Saturday.

His performance will be welcomed by Ghana coach Otto Addo as he prepares to name his team for the 2022 World Cup, which will be held in Qatar.

Ghana has scheduled a friendly against Switzerland for November 17 at Baniyas Stadium.

The Black Stars have been placed in Group H in Qatar, alongside Portugal, Uruguay, and South Korea. On November 24, they will open their campaign against Portugal at Stadium 974.

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