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Ghana U20 demand 'fair officiating' in return AYC qualifier against Gabon

Published on: 18 August 2014
Ghana U20 management committee chairman George Afriyie

Ghana’s U20 management committee chairman George Afriyie believes the team will qualify for the 2015 African Youth Championships against Gabon once fair officiating is secured in the return leg.

The Black Satellites failed to convert the several chances that came their way as they were held to a disappointing 0-0 draw by the visiting Gabon team in the first leg of the ultimate qualifier played on Sunday in Accra.

The result now means Ghana needs to avoid defeat or secure a scoring draw in the return encounter in a fortnight in order to make next year’s finals to be staged in Senegal.

Many have however written off the Black Satellites especially after failing to make good use of their first leg home advantage against a very strong and talented Gabonese side.

The Ghana U20 management team chairman George Afriyie however remains defiant of his side’s chances despite the daunting task ahead but stresses on the need for fair officiating.

“Yes, we are a bit disappointed because we were looking to win the game by two or three goals,” he said after the game.

“But the Gabonese are also a good side and we need to give them credit for their performance.

“But I believe the 0-0 scoreline is better for us than a scoring draw or a 2-1 win.

“For us the game is still open. We go back there and expect to get fair officiating like we witnessed today.

“I believe that once we get fair officiating, we will go through.”

Ghana hopes to make a successive appearance at the African Youth Championships next year following their runner’s up feat attained last term in Libya.


This article has 14 comment(s), give your comment
  • Dasaintshy says:
    August 18, 2014 11:23 pm
    @mumbi, kwasia! If circumcision was free in Zambia, why are you then not circumsized and you stink? You think you can lie!
  • NONI(9JA 1ST SON) says:
    August 18, 2014 07:44 am
    Foolish coach.... pls my GABONESE brothers use anyhow win this match. whether by hook, book or crook.. I NONI(9JA 1ST SON) is solidly behind you.... Oseeeeeeey GABON
  • Mumbi says:
    August 18, 2014 07:58 am
    Even me am very much behind Gabon.
  • lion-fire says:
    August 18, 2014 08:27 am
    Stupid. Focus on the game and stop this small mindedness
  • Toni says:
    August 18, 2014 08:47 am
    Funny Ghanaians ,all of a sudden the minnows Gabon have become very strong and talented. Looks like somebody is shifting the posts just to suit themselves????
  • Toni says:
    August 18, 2014 08:49 am
    Pls disregard the question marks.
  • Mumbi says:
    August 18, 2014 09:21 am
    Up Zambia, up Naija and doom 4 Ghana!!!!!
  • Selfmade says:
    August 18, 2014 09:28 am
    Gabon will beat us mercelessly in Librevelle. Time is over for us to cheat ages due to MRI testing. Tweea my little penis stopped erecting upon the introduction of MRI.
  • Dasaintshy says:
    August 18, 2014 10:03 am
    I don't like these MRI tests.
  • Rock says:
    August 18, 2014 10:19 am
    Where are the supporters of Sellas Tetteh? All those who said Sallas or Sellas Tetteh or wherever his name is, was better than Akwasi Appiah, where are u? Make some noise now and praise your Coach, Sellas or Sallas Tetteh for his impressive home goaless draw.
  • Dasaintshy says:
    August 18, 2014 11:36 am
    @mumbi, stop using my name and my alter ego and address your pen is situation. You are not circumsized, is only 3000 dollars to get a surgery here in the states depending on your insurance. I can't help if you want... But use your own name here for postings.
  • Ogbonna says:
    August 18, 2014 11:47 am
    I don't understand the word fair officiating, dose it mean if you loose you blame the referee ?
  • Mumbi says:
    August 18, 2014 12:20 pm
    @Dasantshy, here in Zambia circumcision is free of charge. Don,t even cheat that u,re in the USA while you are on the srteets of Accra begging for food. Am not the one using your name.
  • kofi j says:
    August 18, 2014 04:14 pm
    He should call the likes of Derrick mensah, Odjer moses, Ebenezer ofori to boast the team, they are well experienced