Black Meteors beat Dreams FC in friendly encounter

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Ghana’s U-23 team, the Black Meteors defeated Dreams FC 2-1 in a friendly encounter at the Accra Sports Stadium.

The first half of the game was without goals and saw fewer chances created but an improved display by the Black Meteors at the start of the second half saw them score two quick goals through Hegan Frimpong of Accra Lions and Ishmael Dede of Dreams FC.

Later on, Ali Huzaif pulled a goal back for Dreams to give them hopes of a comeback. However, that didn’t materialize has Black Meteors held on to win 2-1.

The likes of Clinton Duodo, Gregory Obeng Sekyere, Augustine Randolf, Sylvester Simba, Yusif Abdul-Razak, Dominic Nsobila and so on were all in action.

The friendly game against the Premier League side forms part of Ghana’s preparations for the 2023 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers.

Ghana will take on Mozambique in a home and away tie between October 21 to 30. The Black Meteors will travel away for the first leg, before hosting Mozambique in the return encounter.

Should the Black Meteors emerge victorious, they’ll advance to the final qualifying round where they’ll face the winner of the game between DR Congo and Algeria.

The winner of the two-legged affair will qualify for the the U-23 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) to be played in Morocco next year.

The final tournament of the U-23 AFCON which will see 8 teams together with host nation Morocco compete will serve as qualifiers for the 2024 Olympic Games to be held in Paris.

The Black Meteors missed out on the 2020 Olympics in Japan after finishing 4th at the U-23 AFCON in Egypt – 2019. Ghana is yet to play at the Olympic Games since 2004 in Greece.

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