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Match Report: Ghana U20 edge Sierra Leone to progress in African Youth Championship qualifiers

Published on: 24 May 2014
Clifford Aboagye starred for the Black Satellites

By Akyereko Frimpong Manson

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Ghana's Black Satellites fought from behind to down Sierra Leone 2-1 to advance to the final round of the 2015 African Youth Championship qualifiers on a 4-1 aggregate.

The visitors stunned the home fans at the Tamele Sports Stadium when Ibrahim Konte bent a wonderful free-kick to beat Mutawakilu in the Ghana post in the 29th minute.

But a moment of brilliance inspired by Granada CF youth team player Clifford Aboagye saw Right to Dream talented attacker Thomas Agyepong halved the scoring for Ghana with half-time approaching.

Latif Abubakari sealed the win for Sellas Tetteh's boys when he razored a neat low drive past a stranded Sierra Leonean keeper early in the second half.

Sellas Tetteh had the chance to field Spain-based Clifford Aboagye who won the Bronze Shoe at the 2013 edition of the FIFA U20 World Cup while Hearts of Oak defender Owusu Bempah captained the side.

The Satellites failed to settle in the opening half hour allowing the border neighbours to disrupt the game plan of former world champions.

The Ghana dug-out looked on belief as Sierra Leone snatched the lead from a wonderful free-kick but Agyepong restored parity before Latif cemented victory early in the second half.

Ghana await the winner of the Rwanda-Gabon clash.

Comments

  • Paapa1 says:
    May 24, 2014 06:17 pm
    That is a good score line but more need yo be done
  • Boro says:
    May 24, 2014 06:04 pm
    I think the satellites have dipped in form looking at the results. You cannot win two nil away and come back and conceede a goal home. Sellas should correct whatever went wrong before the next match. Supposing this match had been the 1st leg?
  • rascozy says:
    May 24, 2014 05:48 pm
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  • James, says:
    May 24, 2014 10:02 pm
    "But a moment of brilliance inspired by Granada CF youth team player Clifford Aboagye saw Right to Dream talented attacker Thomas Agyepong halved the scoring for Ghana with half-time approaching". Please, Mr. Akyereko Frimpong, looking at the above paragraph, your English is woefully incorrect because Sierra Leone scored just one goal but instead of you writing Thomas Agyepong equalized for Ghana, you wrote he "halved" the scoring for Ghana. Does it mean Thomas Aghepong scored a half goal? If Sierra Leone had scored 2 goals before Thomas Agyepong scored, you would have been right by saying he halved the scores. How can one goal be halved? "The Satellites failed to settle in the opening half hour allowing the border neighbours to disrupt the game plan of former world champions". To continue with, Sierra Leone is not a border neighbour to Ghana because Ghana and Sierra Leone do not share any border. We have Ivory Coast and Liberia separating Ghana and Sierra Leone. You might not have studied Geography in school but a mere familiarity with ECOWAS countries would have helped you out. As a journalist, you should know these basic facts. Thank you and I hope you take it in good faith.
  • Lillo says:
    May 24, 2014 08:31 pm
    Congrat
  • Lord Dennings says:
    May 24, 2014 07:13 pm
    Good work. One more to go
  • Spankie says:
    May 25, 2014 12:10 am
    Oh boys well done..u are (u 20) my pride n joy...keep on till ever....
  • muosa fabregas says:
    May 25, 2014 03:16 pm
    It was a great game, Ghana could ve scored more, the strikers ve to do more. I watched the game it was marvelous.
  • Alhausine Rehme Wilson says:
    May 25, 2014 01:15 pm
    Sierra starlets have done realy great.
  • bismark boye says:
    May 25, 2014 01:10 am
    fantastic performance from the U20 but more need to be done inoder not to conceed a goal expecially when playin @ home...kodos to sellas and the managment team
  • Kwaku says:
    May 24, 2014 07:42 pm
    It was a very good free kick by Sierra Leone in fairness to them. No need to worry. We played well & got the result which is the main thing.