Port Vale winger Enoch Andoh played as Ghana U23 beat Liberia 2-0 in their Rio 2016 preliminary round qualifier.
The two sides will meet again in two weeks time to play the second-leg but the “Black Meteors” will be confident of progressing.
Dauda Mohammed scored in the first half and Kennedy Ashia added another after the interval to hand Ghana victory.
Ghana U23 line-up: Richard Ofori, Emmanuel Nti Mensah, Moro Salifu, Baba Mensah, Lawrence Lartey, Abdul Latif Anabila, Enoch Andoh, Kennedy Ashia, Dauda Mohammed, Bright Adjei , Tamimu Montari
Subs: Ebenezer Tawiah, Emmanuel Osei Baffour, Richard Gadze, Jalil Haruna Mola, Sadiq Allassa, Conney Idan, Eric Antwi Ofori