Black Satellites clench 2021 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations as independence gift for Ghanaians

Ghana Black satellites have successfully clinch the 2021 Afcon U-20 Cup of Nations trophy to make it four times Afcon U-20 Winners after successes in 1993, 1999 and 2009 with a 2-0 score following their epic tie against Hippos of Uganda at the Stade Olympique de Nouakchott on Saturday night. 

The Black Satellites were able to move to the grand finale of the Afcon U-20 competition after beating Gambia by a lone goal in the semi finals, with Uganda also winning 4-1 over Young Carthage Eagle of Tunisia. 

Despite that, The Satellites were able to continue their superb performances to smash the Ugandans who defeated the North African side to book their place to the final stage. 

The hot clash was hot for both sides as the first great chance which could break the virginity of the game was missed by the Ugandans number twenty shutted man. 

The Satellites’ Fatawu quickly delivered a nice crossfield pass to his teammate after the welcome goal kick, which could be a threat to the Ugandans but the ball was cut out before it reaches it intended target. 

Hearts of Oak youngster Daniel Afriyie Barnie fired the opener in the 22nd minute for Black Satellites after connecting well with Abdul Issahaku Fatawu’s corner kick. 

The Hippos of Uganda came into the second half with more urgency and hungrier but it no surprise as the Satellites finally doubles the lead through Barnie in the 51st minute having perfectly linked with Boah’s brilliant pass. 

It was all joyous tonight after the Black Satellites emerged triumphant of the Afcon U-20 Cup tournament with ease at the Stade de Olympic stadium in Mauritania. 

The Black Satellites have now qualified for the Afcon U-20 finals for the sixth time after 1993, 1999, 2001, 2009, 2013 and 2021 with four wins. 

By: Mohammed Alhassan (SMC).

Twitter: @Alhassan4141. 

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