(William D. Ezah, GNA Special Corespondent, Rabat,
Rabat, Aug 24,
GNA - The National Under -20 team, the Black Satellites were eliminated from
the male division of the African Games, after a 4-2 defeat at the hands of
Mali, at the Center Sport of FAR in Rabat, Morocco on Saturday.
It is as the
final group game that the team needed a win to advance to the next stage of the
competition, but they were just not good enough to make progress.
failed to glitter after two goalkeeping errors from Danlad Ibrahim saw them bow
out of the competition.
were the much stronger side and dominated play in every department of game.
in securing the opener in the 11th minute when Ibrahim’s failure to deal with an aerial ball, saw Chaka
Ballo tapping in cooly for the opener.
gifted a penalty in the 29th minute, but Abdoulaye Kanou shot into the hands of keeper Ibrahim.
However it was
not enough to save them from a humiliating first half as Kama redeemed himself
by tapping in another gifted opportunity when Ibrahim failed to make a first
grab of the ball in the 40th minute to end the first half.
her game up in the second half and mounted intense pressure on their opponents
to reduce the tally in the 47th minute when Tahiru Awudu pushed the ball into the net in a melee.
Satellites created some decent chances but failed to covert.
dominance and scored two goals within five minutes through Ibrahima Sangare in
the 64th and 66th minutes with
the first one being a solo effort.
scrambled in another ball to reduce the tally.
Both sides made
some efforts at goal but not good enough to change the scoreline.
Line Up: Danlad Ibrahim, Kobina Amoah, Philip Osei,
Haruna Abubakar, Najeeb Yakubu, Isaac Gyamfi, Basit Umar, Emmanuel Toku Mathew
Cudjoe, Daniel Adjetey, Awudu Tahiru.