Black Meteors qualify for U-23 AFCON

Author: Maurice Quansah
Ghana's Black Meteors

Ghana’s Black Meteors defeated their Algerian counterparts 1-0 in Setif on Tuesday to qualify for the U-23 Africa Cup of Nations  (AFCON) to be hosted in Egypt.

The Meteors, who were held to a 1-1 draw in the first leg in Accra on Thursday, qualified on a 2-1 goal aggregate.

Yaw Yeboah scored the goal that sent Ghana through

Ghana captain Yaw Yeboah scored the winning goal in the 68th minute when he dribbled his way past four Algerian defenders and toed the ball past an advancing goalkeeper into the back of the net.

The Meteors join hosts Egypt, Zambia, Nigeria, Cameroun, Cote d’Ivoire, South Africa and Mali for the tournament, which serves also as the first stage of the Africa qualifiers for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.