Player Ratings: Mali 1-0 Ghana – U20 AFCON

The Black Satellites of Ghana were kicked out of the ongoing U20 AFCON after suffering a painful defeat on Saturday afternoon in the hands of an average Mali side. The dispirited Satellites wobbled on the field chasing their own shadows while their Malian counterparts knocked the ball around until the breakthrough came in the second half. Ghana have been bundled out of the competition and have also failed to qualify for the World Cup following the results and are on their way to Ghana. But how was the performance of…

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The Sheikh’s Drawing Board: How Mali snatched World Cup qualification from the claws of Ghana – Is Jimmy to blame?

The Black Satellites of Ghana were painfully kicked out of the ongoing U20 AFCON in Niger by Mali in the last Group B game which left many completely gobsmacked on Saturday afternoon. The astounding defeat also means Ghana will not be at the 2019 FIFA U20 World Cup to be staged in Poland in May. A solitary strike from midfielder Hadji Drame was all that Mali needed to snatch the World Cup ticket from the claws of Ghana. Strangely, Mali did not play any better game than Ghana but they…

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