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After the draw against Nigeria, the baby elephants made the Job against the Ghanaians. Ghana’s Black Satellites suffered a 0-1 loss to Côte d’Ivoire this afternoon at the WAFU Nations Cup in Benin. It was the last Group B game but coach Karim Zito and his charges succumbed to a defeat at the Stade de Gaules on Saturday afternoon.

Coach Karim Zito made five changes to the squad that beat Nigeria 1-0 in their opener. It was a tie game in the first half as the two teams canceled each other out with plenty of action in the middle of the park with little but the odd-mouthed action.

Ghanaian goalkeeper Danlad Ibrahim made a smart save to prevent Mohammed Bamba from opening the scoring just before the half-time break.

The Black Satellite attack caused all kinds of trouble for Ivorians but didn’t get the finishing touches. After the break, the Ivorians took the initiative and caused all the trouble for the Ghanaian backline and their efforts were duly rewarded when they scored the only goal of the game via a free kick.

Issouf Dosso pulled off a breathtaking free kick in the 62nd minute to hand the three points to the Ivorians as his team finished at the top of the group.

Black Satellite advanced to the current WAFU Nations Cup semi-finals following their 1-0 win over Nigeria in the Group B opener and would need a win over Niger on Tuesday December 15 to reserve your place at the 2021 U20 Africa Cup. Nations in Mauritania. The four semi-finalists of the African gathering will, in turn, be rewarded with tickets to represent the continent at the World Cup in Indonesia.

New Africa with Ghana News




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