Black Meteors Poised to Qualify over Algeria : The Black Meteors of Ghana have touched down in Kumasi where they will be hosting their Algerian counterparts in the second leg tie of their CAF U23 Africa Cup of Nations on Tuesday, March 28, 2023.
The Ghana National U23 men’s team drew 1-1 with Algeria in the first leg which was played in Annaba on Friday, March 24.
The Algerians restored parity courtesy a penalty in stoppage time after Issahaku Abdul Fatawu drove in a spectacular shot to put Ghana ahead in the 83rd.
Ghana needs a win in the return encounter to confirm qualification to the U23 AFCON which will be staged in Morocco from June 24- July 8, 2023.
Coach Ibrahim Tanko’s side has been boosted with captain Afriyie Barnieh’s availability for selection after serving his suspension for a red card he received in the last CHAN competition.
The top three teams from the CAF U23 tournament will qualify to participate in the next Summer Olympics men’s football competition which will be staged in Paris, France.
Ghana missed out of qualification to the Tokyo Olympics in 2018 after losing in the semi-finals to Ivory Coast.
The Meteors trained at the Babayara sports stadium on Saturday after arriving in the Garden City ahead of Tuesday’s showdown against the Fennec Foxes.
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