The Ministry of Youth and Sports have congratulated Ghana’s national U-20 team for sealing qualification to the Africa Youth Championship in Niger next year.
The Black Satellites drew 1-1 with their Benin counterparts, ensuring they qualified on a 4-2 aggregate scoreline.
The home side opened the scoring through forward Bio Odo Chabi, but Ghana restored parity through WAFA midfielder Prosper Ahiabu five minutes to end the game.
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Following their success, the Ministry of Youth and sports congratulated them on their achievement despite the suspension of domestic football, which was expected to affect them.
The Ministry twitted via their official handle,”Huge performance by the Black Satellites in Cotonou, Benin to secure qualifications to the 2019 AFCON U-20 in Niger. Big congratulations to our gallant boys and their technical heads.”
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The Black Satellites, who are two times African Champions failed to reach the last edition in Zambia two years ago hence missing the FIFA World Cup.
However, with qualification sealed, the team will now switch it’s attention to qualifying for the World Cup.
Ghana joins Niger, Burkina Faso, Burundi , Mali, Nigeria, Senegal and South Africa for the Africa Youth Championship in Niger next year.