Blade Meteors of Ghana secured a 2-1 away win over Mozambique in the first leg of the U-23 AFCON qualifier at the Estadio do Zimpeto – Maputo on Sunday.
The game began with Ibrahim Tanko’s boys mounting pressure on the Mozambican side.
Having played a goalless draw in the first half, the Ghanaian boys returned with different vibes to fight for win in the second half.
Coach Ibrahim Tanko’s team made a better start to the second half than they did in the first, looking more confident and purposeful in possession. They continued to commit men forward as Barnieh and Sylvester Simba began to get more involved in their attacks
The Phobian star, Daniel Afriyie Barnieh was the hero for Ghana in a big moment yet again as he scored brace in the 63rd and the 76th minute before the late consolation from the hosts.
Coach Ibrahim Tanko fielded a lineup that had several players who won the U-20 AFCON and helped the Black Galaxies to also book ticket for the CHAN. While that gives the Black Meteors boost, they are hoping to secure qualification to the next edition of the tournament in Morocco.
Watch The Highlights Of The Game Below: