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Ghana qualify for U20 Afcon after reaching WAFU final

Ghana have qualified for the 2021 Africa U20 Cup of Nations in Mauritania after reaching the final of the Wafu B Cup of Nations on Tuesday.

The Black Satellites beat Niger 5-3 on penalties in the semi-final at the Charles de Gaulle stadium in Porto-Novo, Benin on Tuesday afternoon.

The match failed to produce a goal after 120 minutes. Ghana had a goal disallowed for offside in the second half of extra-time.

Substitute Frank Boateng scored the winning penalty to take Black Satellites through.

They will face the Burkina Faso, who beat Ivory Coast 4-1 in second semi-final.

The Afcon will serve as qualifiers for the 2020 Fifa U20 World Cup in Indonesia, the four semi-finalists are set to represent the continent at the global gathering.

Ghana have set their sights on going all the way to play at the World Cup for the first time since 2015 when they reached the round of 16 in New Zealand.

In 2017, the Black Satellites failed to qualify for the African champion while in 2019, they fell short at the group stage of the continental gathering, failing to pick one of the four available World Cup qualification tickets.

Zito’s outfit is three-time champions of the U20 Afcon, winning the cup in 1993, 1999 and 2009 where they went on to rule the world.

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