October 24, 2021

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2020 WAFU Zone U-20 tournament: Black Satellites to face Niger in semi-finals

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 Ghana’s Black Satellites will face Niger in the semi-finals in the ongoing sub-regional tournament in Benin.The Black Satellites picked up second place in the group to book a place in the last four after losing to the Young Elephants of Cote dIvoire in their final group game on Saturday at the Stade de Gaule in Porto-Novo.The Young Elephants qualified ahead of Nigerias Flying Eagles thanks to a stunning strike from a free-kick by Issouf Dosso.Ivory Coast top the group with 4 points followed by Ghana with 3 points as Nigeria exit the tournament with just a point.Ghana will clash with Group A winners Niger in the semi-finals on Tuesday, December 15, 2020.Niger and Burkina Faso finished as group winners with five points each.Cote dIvoire will play against Burkina Faso in the other semi-final game.Coach Karim Zito and his players are hoping to secure a place in the finals to cushion their chances of qualifying for the Africa U-20 Cup of Nations tournament to be held in Mauritania next year.The Black Satellites failed to qualify for the tournament in the previous edition.

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