Ghana’s Black Meteors qualify for Under 23 AFCON tournament

The national Under 23 team,  the Black Meteors, have upset all odds to qualify for the U23 tournament to be hosted by Egypt.

A Yaw Yeboah goal in the 69th minute was enough to help the Black Meteors seal qualification for the upcoming Under 23 AFCON tournament.

The tournament,  which is the next hurdle in their quest to qualify for the Olympic games in Tokyo 2020 will be held in Egypt.

After a disappointing 1-1 draw at the Accra Sports Stadium on Friday, the Meteors had a herculean task ahead of them in their quest to make it to the AFCON.

Captain Yaw Yeboah, speaking after that game, was upbeat and urged Ghanaians to not give up on the team and believe qualification was possible. He delivered.

The game began with the Algerians piling the pressure on Ghana with the intention of getting the all important early goal.

Ghana grew into the game and enjoyed lathe shares of possession but was unable to create any clear cut chance.

At the end of the first half, the Algerians had the best chances in the game with goalkeeper Kwame Baah coming to the rescue a few times for Ghana.

The second half began the same way the first ended, with Algeria having lots of joy down Ghana’s left hand side. Algeria forward, Farid El Malili was a thorn in the flesh of the Ghanaian defence.

Ghana finally got the breakthrough in the 69th minute after Yaw Yeboah whized through the Algerian defence and showed great determination to stay on his feet and slot home for the only goal of the game.

Algeria had a late chance to get an equaliser but it wasn’t to be for Le Verts as the Meteors held on for the win.

The Meteors join Nigeria, Cameroon, Mali,Zambia,South Africa, Ivory Coast and host nation Egypt in the Under 23 AFCON. The final hurdle for qualification To Tokyo 2020.


Written by Eli Avot

Eli is a determined young man driven by his will to succeed and his passion for sports. Writer, presenter, pundit.

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