Ghana 2-0 Algeria (Agg: 2-0): Black Satellites set up date with Benin in U20 Afcon qualifiers

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Jimmy Cobblah's outfit are a step closer to making a return to the African champions after securing a positive result on Sunday

Ghana are through to the third and final round of the 2019 Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers following a 2-0 victory over Algeria on Sunday. 

Right to Dream Academy duo Mohammed Kudus and Ibrahim Sadiq scored to seal the win in the second round return leg fixture at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium.

The Black Satellites have, thus, progressed 2-0 on aggregate following a barren draw in the first leg away tie. 

They will face Benin in the third and final round in July, the latter having dispatched Gambia 3-2 after two legs to reach the last phase. 

With a shot from outside the box, Kudus broke the deadlock in the 35th minute to send Ghana into the interval with a one-goal advantage. 

Just two minutes after the break, club mate Sadiq made it 2-0, dribbling his way into the box before sending the ball pass the goalkeeper. 

Seven teams are expected to join hosts Niger for next year's final tournament. 

Two-time champions Ghana are hoping to make a return to the U-20 Afcon after failing to qualify for the last edition in 2017.

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At their last appearance in Senegal in 2015, the Black Satellites finished third behind winners Nigeria and the hosts.

The 2019 tournament will serve as qualifiers for the Fifa Under-20 World Cup in Poland later next year.

 

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