U23 AFCON QUALIFIER: Gabon 0-0 Ghana – Black Meteor held in Gabon but qualify on first leg advantage

Ghana’s U23 side the Black Meteors were held to a pulsating 0-0 stalemate in Libreville on Tuesday afternoon in the return leg of the U23 AFCON qualifier. The 0-0 stalemate only mean the Black Meteors have qualified to the next stage of the competition on a 4-0 aggregate score line following the wonderful first leg in Accra. Coach Ibrahim Tanko and charges held the home side to a 0-0 in the second leg tie at the Stade de l’Amitié. On the 69th minute, Liberty Professional midfielder Simon Zibo was sent…

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U23 AFCON QUALIFIER: Terkpetey starts as Ghana face Gabon on Tuesday

Ghana U23 coach Ibrahim Tanko has altered his squad to face Gabon in the return fixture of the U23 AFCON Qualifier with Bernard Terkpetey handed a starting role. The former Schalke 04 striker will be partnered up front by Kwabena Owusu as Ghana hope to record another win to secure qualification to the next phase of the competition. Terkpetey started from the bench in the first leg in Ghana and scored with his first touch to increase the tally for Ghana who were leading by a lone goal. Ghana’s line…

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Gabon cannot overturn the 4-0 scoreline-Arhinful

  Former Ghana international Augustine Arhinful insists football is full of uncertainties but does not the Gabonese overturning the 4-0 scoreline today in Libreville. The Black Meteors walloped Gabon by four goals to nothing in an Under 23 AFCON qualifier on Saturday and they are poised to complete a double over the Central African’s this afternoon. “In football, anything at all can happen, but I don’t see Gabon scoring four past Ghana,” Arhinful told Kumasi-based New Mercury. “The Ghana and Gabon team I saw paraded on the day, they [Gabon]…

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BREAKING NEWS: Ghana U23 team escapes plane crash on their way to Gabon for AFCON second leg

Ghana’s U23 side The Black Meteors have arrived safely in Gabon for the return leg of the U23 AFCON qualifier but not without some scary moments after their flight failed to land in Gabon on arrival. With a contingent of 33, Ghana would have been thrown into a state of national mourning after the Askyy Airline on which the team was traveling could not land due to bad weather. The flight kept hovering over the airport in Gabon for two hours but could not land. Following the scary moment, the…

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PLAYER RATINGS: Ghana 4-0 Gabon – U23 AFCON Qualifier

The Black Meteors of Ghana took a giant step in qualifying for the Under 23 AFCON in Egypt as they gave Gabon a 4-0 mauling at the Accra Sports Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Brace from Osman Bukari and one each from Kwabena Owusu and substitute Bernard Tekpetey gives Ghana a strong lead as they take a giant steps towards the under 23 AFCON in Egypt. Footballmadeinghana.com rated the performance of the players of both teams by 10. Ghana’s Kwame Baah (GK)- ( 7/10) – kept his composure very well throughout…

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The Sheikh’s Drawing Board: How Ibrahim Tanko crushed Gabon at the Accra Sports Stadium

The Black Meteors of Ghana managed a 4-0 win over Gabon in the U23 AFCON Qualifier at the Accra Sports Stadium on Saturday in a game that was less entertaining. A goal each from Kwabena Owusu, Bernard Terkpetey and a brace from Osman Bukari gave the Ghanaian side the comfortable win over the Gabonese side that had a walk over in their opening clash with Equatorial Guinea. A tactically disciplined Gabonese side were forced to swallow a goal in the first half and three in the second half as the…

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Ghana 4-0 Gabon: Ghana wallop Gabon in U23 AFCON Qualifier

The Black Meteors of Ghana took a giant step in qualifying for the Under 23 AFCON in Egypt as they gave Gabon a 4-0 mauling at the Accra Sports Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Ghana started the game brightly making early incursions to the Gabonese vital area. Kwabena Owusu had the first clear chance of the game in the fourth minute but his effort from close range went wide. Poor defensive work by Zakaria nearly gifted the Gabonese the opener but Meteors Goalkeeper Kwame Baah pulled a superb save from Babicka…

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CONFIRMED: Paintsil, Yeboah and Tetteh handed starting roles as Tanko names starting lineup to face Gabon

Ibrahim Tanko is not leaving any stone unturned after naming a strong starting lineup to face Gabon this afternoon in the U23 AFCON Qualifier. Genk star Joseph Paintsil has been handed a start alongside Sparts Prague striker Benjamin Tetteh with Yaw Yeboah leading the Black Meteors. Former Inter Allies shot stopper Kwame Baah has been named to man the posts with Kingsley Fobi and Gideon Mensah playing on the left and right flanks respectively. Former WAFA defender, now with St. Gallen, Musah Nuhu will be partnered by Berekum Chelsea’s Zakaria…

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Tetteh in no rush for for Black Stars call up

  Sparta Praque striker Benjamin Tetteh has stressed that he is focused on the Meteors now as he believes his Black Stars call up will eventually come one day. Tetteh emphasized that he is in no rush for a Black Stars call up and he will continue to offer his best anywhere he plays as everything is in the hands of the coaches. “I am not perturbed by not getting Black Stars invitation, mine is to continue to do my best, everything is in the hands of the coaches.” Tetteh…

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Tetteh assures victory over Gabon

Ghana Black Meteors forward Benjamin Tetteh is confident that they can beat Gabon on Saturday in the Undef 23 AFCON qualifier. Tetteh stressed that everything is moving well at training and he and his colleagues are well poised to defat the Central African nation. “We will just play our normal game and do everything possible to win. I am very hopeful we will beat the Gabonese on Saturday.” Tetteh told footballmadeinghana.com “For every national team, I know there is pressure, I believe in team work and I believe in everyone….

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