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U23 Afcon: Ghana captain Yeboah: We still have a chance to qualify

15:36 EAT 07/09/2019
Yaw Yeboah of Ghana
The Black Meteors skipper speaks on their fate against Algeria after the first leg draw

Ghana skipper Yaw Yeboah has not given up hope of reaching the 2019 Africa U23 Cup of Nations (Afcon) despite a disappointing start to the final round of qualifying on Saturday.

The Black Meteors' dreams of securing a ticket for the tournament for the first time ever suffered a minor setback with a 1-1 home draw with Algeria in Accra.

Ibrahim Tanko's outfit now has it all to do in the second leg away on Tuesday to qualify.

"We didn't lose the match, It ended in a 1-1 draw. We can also score against them in Algiers," Celta Vigo's Yeboah said, as reported by Kickgh.

"We still have the chance to qualify. It's not over yet. Ghanaians are expecting a lot from us.

"We have the quality to win against Algeria, everything happens in football."

The aggregate winners after both legs join six other teams and hosts Egypt for the final tournament between November 8 and 22.

Afcon will serve as qualifiers for next year's Tokyo Olympic Games in Japan, with the top three teams in Egypt set to represent Africa at the global showpiece.

Ghana are seeking a first appearance at the Olympics since Athens 2004.