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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U20 AFCON: Senegal humiliate Burkina to seal top spot in Group B

Senegal beat Burkina Faso by 5-1 to qualify to the semi-finals of the African U20 Championship in Niger. In a game The Young Lions of Terrenga have already qualified to the next stage, coach Youssouph Dabo paraded his strongest squad to face his West African counterparts. It didn’t take long before Amadou Ndiaye broke the deadlock for Senegal in the 8th minutes. Burkina Faso responded in the 34th through Fessal Tapsoba as he drew them level. It took the Senegalese only a minute to restore their lead through Samba Diallo…

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U20 AFCON: Ghanaian media descend massively on Jimmy Corbblah after disappointing defeat to Mali

Shocked, flummoxed, bewildered, flabbergasted and completely astounded that Ghana failed to pick just a point against Mali to secure qualification to the U20 World Cup in Poland in May, Ghana coach Jimmy Corbblah is the subject of discussion in the West African country. How he managed to even qualify the team to the tournament still remains a mystery to many. Mali defeated Ghana 1-0 in the last group game of the African U20 championship to qualify to the next stage of the competition. In a game Ghana needed just a…

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Match Report: Mali 1-0 Ghana – Ghana’s World Cu dreams blown apart by determined Mali

Ghanaians have been left completely flummoxed and flabbergasted by Jimmy Corbblah and his boys after failing to secure a draw to pick a World Cup ticket following a 1-0 defeat to Mali. The Black Satellites were highly tipped to pick the last World Cup ticket before the clash with Mali but Hadji Frame’s second half strike shuttered their dreams. The u results means Ghana have been eliminated from the 2019 Africa U20 Cup of Nations following just at the group stage. Former U17 star Hadji Drame’s strike secured Mali a…

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U20 AFCON: Jimmy makes three changes Ghana to face Mali

Ghana coach Jimmy Corbblah has made three changes in his line up to face Malian this afternoon in the U20 AFCON. WAFA midfielder Prosper Ahaibu, Michael Baidoo and Nathaniel Adjei of Danbort FC have earned places in the team’s final clash with the Young Eagles. Goalkeeper Manaf Nurudeen has maintained his position between the sticks while athaniel Adjei and Ishaku Konda at the heart of defence. Prosper Ahaibu joins Sabit Abdulai and FC Nordjaelland’s Kudus Mohammed in the midfield for their match against Mali. Lomotey leads the attack with Atta…

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Preview – Ghana vs Mali: Poland calling as Ghana battle Mali for World Cup ticket

The Black Satellites of Ghana will battle it out with Mali on Saturday afternoon as the battle for a World Cup ticket heightens. While Ghana look to avoid defeat to make an appearance at the Mundial later in May, Mali are poised to subject the Satellites to a defeat to also make an appearance in Poland. Mali after losing their opening game by 2-0 to group leaders Senegal, staged a stupendous performance against whipping boys Burkina Faso to secure a 1-0 victory in their second group game. The Satellites after…

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U20 AFCON: Jimmy eyes win over Mali

Ghana will play Mali like a World Cup final with Jimmy Corbblah hinting his boys are leaving no stone unturned in their clash this afternoon. A win or draw for Ghana this afternoon will see them qualify for the World Cup in Poland later this year. And Jimmy, who’s eager to secure the World Cup spot says his charges will fight Mali this afternoon. Speaking to the media before the final group game, Jimmy says they are going with the intention of winning not to sit back and look for…

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U20 AFCON: Our dream is to make it to Poland-Coach Nurudeen

  Ghana Black Satellites deputy coach Amadu Nurudeen says the aim of his team is to make it to the World Cup in Poland. The Satellites won their first game of the ongoing Under 20 AFCON in Niger by defeating Burkina Faso 2-0 on Monday but the Ghanaians put up an abysmal performance on Wednesday and got battered 2-0 by Senegal making their chances of qualification to look difficult. Ghana needs to defeat or draw against bogey side Mali on Saturday to qualify for the World Cup and though it…

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We are concentrated for Ghana clash – Mali coach Mamoutou Kané

Mali National U-20 men’s coach Mamoutou Kané has said that his team remain concentrated ahead of their crunch Group B encounter with Ghana in Niamey in the ongoing CAF U20 Africa Cup of Nations. Both Mali and Ghana boarded the same flight from Maradi to Niamey on Thursday as they lock horns in their final group match. The Black Satellites need to avoid a defeat to advance alongside group leaders Senegal who were the first team to qualify in the tournament having beaten Mali and Burkina Faso to go top…

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U20 AFCON : Kudus promises improved performance against Mali

The Black Satellites need to avoid a defeat against Mali in order to qualify to the next round of the ongoing U20 Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Niger and the Ghana midfielder knows that they will have to improved their performance following the 2-0 loss to Senegal last Wednesday. “We are very gutted for letting Ghana down with a poor performance and results vs Senegal” the midfielder said on Friday via his Faceboom page. “Come Saturday 09-02-09 is a test of character, we’ll represent our DNA & the Will…

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