Ghana’s Black Satellites have qualified to the finals of the WAFU Zone B U-20 Championship after beating Niger in the semi finals.
The National U-20 ensured this result by winning via penalty shootouts after the game ended barren even after extra time.
Coach Karim Zito made four changes to the squad he used for the previous game against Ivory Coast for the Niger battle.
Defender Nathaniel Adjei, striker Percious Boah, Abdul Mugese Zakaria, and Suleymana Mohammed all made starts.
As a result the likes of Ivan Anokye, Abanga Sumaila, Emmanuel Agyemang Duah and Daniel Afriyie Barnieh made the bench.
The two teams failed to produce a goal during normal time despite creating numerous chances.
Ghana and Niger had a go at each other but multiple factors contributed in their failure to score.
After 30 minutes of extra time, the score line still remained goalless hence the need for penalty shootouts.
In the shootout, Ghana recorded a perfect record; scoring all attempted kicks while Niger missed one.
With a final berth secured, Ghana has also booked qualification to the 2021 CAF Africa U-20 Cup of Nations.
Danlad Ibrahim (21), Uzair Alhassan(2), Aloma Benjamin (3), Kobina Amoah (4), Nathaniel Adjei (5), Emmanuel Essiam (6), Mathew Anim Cudjoe (7), Huda Issah (8), Sulemana Mohammed (11), Percious Boah (9), Abdul Mugeez Zakaria (18)
William Essu (1), McCarthy Ofori (15), Ivan Anokye (14), Evans Sarfo (17), Eugene Frimpong (22), Ayara Sadat (24), Daniel Afriyie Barnieh (10), Frank Boateng (25), Blessing Brefo (19)
PENALTY SHOOTOUT HISTORY:
William Esu, Suleymana Mohammed, Abdul Mugese Zakaria, Percious Boah, Frank Boateng