Ghana’s under-20 football team, the Black Satellites, have been left in danger of missing out on the 2017 Zambia U-20 AFCON after suffering a 3-1 defeat to Senegal in the first leg of the final rounds of the qualifiers at the Demba Diop Stadium in Dakar.
The Young lions of Senegal dimmed the former African and world champions’ hopes of qualifying for the championship following a sublime performance from match hero Ibrahim Niane, who bagged a hat-trick to take his side to a brink of ticket to Zambia.
Jonah Osabutey however gave Ghana a consolation in the 22nd minute when he finished from a Kingsley Fobi’s assist.
The Black Satellites will arrive in Ghana today to start preparations for the return leg which comes off in a fortnight. Ghana will have to replicate the wonderful performance that saw them edge Ethiopia out after a 2-1 away defeat in the previous qualifiers.
By: Dennis Osei Gyamfi