The Black Satellites of Ghana have booked a place in the finals of the U-20 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) after exacting revenge on their Gambian counterpart at the Olympic Stadium, Nouakchott this evening.
Coach Karim Zito’s side lost 2-1 to Gambia in the last game of the group stages and were eager to avoid a repeat of that in the semi-finals, and a win over Cameroon in the quarter- finals had placed the Satellites in good spirits ahead of the game.
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Precious Baah’s wonderful free-kick in the 33rd minute was the only goal they needed to emerge successful this time, as the Gambians failed to do the double over the Black Satellites.
The Black Satellites have now qualified for the finals and will face either Tunisia or Uganda on March 6th 2021, in search of the country’s 4th AFCON U-20 trophy.
The Black Satellites have not won the competition since they did so in 2009 with the likes of Andre Ayew and Emmanuel Agyemang Badu. The other two times they won it was in 1993 and 1999. They were also 1st runners up in 2001 and 2013 and bronze medalists in 1991 and 2015.