Black Meteors depart Ghana for the first leg of the U-23 AFCON qualifier against Mozambique

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The Black Meteors have departed Ghana for their TotalEnergies African U23 Championship (AFCON) qualifying game against Mozambique.

The team led by Ibrabim Tanko left the shores of Ghana this evening for South Africa, where they’ll continue preparations for the game scheduled for Sunday in Maputo, Mozambique.

In the squad for the trip are the likes of Daniel Afriyie, Ibrahim Danlad, Dominic Nsobila, Seidu Suraj, Clinton Duodu, Augustine Randolf, Samuel Ashie-Quaye, Yusif Abdul Razak, Hagan Frimpong, Sylvester Simba and so on.

Ibrabim Tanko who was in charge when the Black Meteors finished 4th in the 2019 AFCON in Egypt is hoping to qualify the team to another AFCON.

Ghana will take on their Mozambique counterparts in the first leg on Sunday, October 23, 2022, at the Estadio Nacional do Zimpeto. The second leg is scheduled for Sunday, October 30 at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi.

The winner of the two legs will progress to the next round of the qualifiers and will face the winner of the game between DR Congo and Algeria in March 2023 for a place at the U-23 AFCON to be played in Morocco in June 2023.

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. Ghana is yet to play at the Olympic Games since 2004 in Greece.

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