“Our aim is to represent Ghana at Tokyo 2020”- Meteors Captain

By Emmanuel Asante Attakora Simon Asare, GNA

Accra, Sept.11
GNA
– Yaw Yeboah, Captain of the national U-23 national team, Black Meteors
has said that the team is aiming at representing Ghana at the upcoming 2020
Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.

According to
the skillful forward, though it would not come easy the team was well prepared
for the task ahead after beating Algeria on 2:1 aggregate to book a ticket for
the final African qualifying tournament slated for Egypt from 8
th -22nd November 2019.

He said though
the team did not have a good game in the first leg, they psyched themselves up
for the task ahead, hence the delivery.

“We are happy
and proud of what we have done after a not so convincing first leg at the Accra
Sports Stadium. We had a positive mentality going into the return leg and we
said to ourselves that we needed to win the game to make Ghana and ourselves
proud.

“This win is
not over, we need to go to Egypt and make it happen as the journey to Tokyo
2020 has just began.

“For now our
focus is on Egypt, which would not come easy looking at the qualified
countries, but our sole aim is to book a ticket from there.

“We just have
to go there and give our best, deliver and do whatever we can, to see Ghana in
Tokyo come 2020 in football”.

Eight countries
comprising of Ghana, Mali, Nigeria, South Africa, Ivory Coast, Zambia, Cameroon
and host country Egypt would battle it out for the three slots available to
Africa.

The Black
Meteors, recorded an impressive 1-0 away victory against their

Algerian
counterparts in the second leg encounter of the Africa Olympic qualifier.

After a 1-1
draw in the first leg played at the Accra Sports Stadium last Friday, Captain
Yeboah inspired his team to victory to book qualification.

The Black
Meteors having traveled with just 15 players due to injuries and suspensions
and were handicapped going into the game but defied all odds to beat Fennec
Foxes.

After a
scoreless first half, a 69th-minute superb solitary strike from Yeboah boosted
Ghana’s chances of qualifying to the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

GNA

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