A 74th-minute goal by captain Yaw Yeboah was enough for Ghana Black Meteors to pick all three points against the Fennec Foxes of Algeria in the final U-23 AFCON qualifier played in Setif on Tuesday.
The game was keenly contested by both countries with the hosts looking more relaxed, perhaps they knew that even a goalless drawn result will take them through to the tournament in Egypt in November this year.
Both teams drew 1-1 in the first leg played at the Accra sports stadium last Friday, but Tanko’s men gave a very good account of themselves in tonight’s game fighting for every ball.
Despite a hotly contested first half, it failed to produce any goals with both sides coming close to breaking the deadlock on many occasions.
Ghana pushed for the much needed away goal that would calm the nerves of the team and the millions of Ghanaians monitoring back home.
Their persistence paid off when captain Yaw Yeboah who missed a penalty in the first leg in Accra scored a great goal that stunned the few home fans who managed to make their way to the stadium.
Ghana now joins hosts Egypt, Nigeria, Zambia, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, South Africa and Mali for the tournament that starts on the 8th to 22 of November 2019.
Samuel A. Boakye-Buckman (popularly known as Dada Oliseh) is a self-motivated young journalist with a passion for telling stories better with pictures. He is the founder, owner, editor and bankroller of www.ghanasoccernews.org as well as this website, www.totalsportsgh.com. Dada Oliseh is again the brain behind the Dada Oliseh Photos brand that produces awesome pictures of all sporting activities, nature, and other occasions.
He has a vast experience in the reporting of sports in Ghana especially football-related activities in Ghana and beyond. A former employee of Hearts News (official mouthpiece of Accra Hearts of Oak), 90 minutes sports paper, National Sports Authority, Footballcrusader.com, sportscrusader.com, and ghanafootballnews.com, Samuel is one of the few energetic and self-motivated young journalist in Ghana with a large following on social media, especially Facebook (https://web.facebook.com/boakye.buckman.9). He is well known for his frequent updates from all over the country with pictures to match. He is also a correspondent for a few international websites, including CAF. In recent times, he has introduced, as part of his many talents, the live streaming of matches and football-related activities. He lives in Accra Ghana.