Ghana are through the next stage of the TotalEnergies U23 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers after beating Mozambique 4-1 on aggregate in a two-legged tie.
The first leg held at Estadio du Zimpeto in Maputo ended 2-1 in favor of the West Africans.
Coach Ibrahim Tanko made only one change to his squad that played in the first leg.
Suraj Seidu made a way for Abdul Razak Yusuf in Ghana’s only change from the starting.
The Black Meteors overpowered Mozambique early, dominated and snatched a lead through the first half late minutes strike from Dreams FC’s Symba Sylvester and Barnieh made it 2-0 early in the second half with a coolly-taken penalty.
Simba’s effort earned Ghana the penalty after he was brought down in the 54th minute.
Daniel Afriyie Barnieh had scored a brace in the first leg to give Ghana a 2-1 lead, then got the final goal at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium from the spot today.
As the game progresses, the two goals seemed to be okay for the Ghanaians.
However that was not to be as the visitors recovered and begun to press. They finally settled on long balls to fight for consolation but their 88th minute goal was ruled out as the score line remained 2-0.
The Ghana’s U23 side are fancied to book ticket for the next edition of the tournament in Morocco.
They will next face Congo who defeated Algeria in the final round for a place at next year’s U-23.