Ghana U23 assistant coach Michael Osei has apologized for the team’s failure to secure a ticket to the 2020 Olympics at the just ended U23 AFCON in Egypt.

The Black Meteors blew their final chance of qualifying after losing 6-5 on penalties to South Africa in the third place playoff game.

The game traveled to penalty shootouts after a pulsating 2-2 draw in regulation time.

Ghana’s last appearance at the Olympics was in Athens 2004 and will have to wait until 2024 to begin the search for another slot to appear at the international event.

“I would like to say a big thank you for your support and prayers during our Olympics games qualifier tournament in Egypt, unfortunately we couldn’t qualify, I stood in for entire playing body and technical team apologise for causing such heartbreak to our Ghanaians funs,but it is our hope and prayers to do better in the future. Thank you” Michael Osei posted on his Facebook page.