Ghana claims first WAFU Zone B U-20 title – [photos]


The Black Satellites of Ghana came from behind to beat Burkina Faso to win their first WAFU Zone B U-20 title in Benin on Saturday.

Burkina Faso started the game strongly dominating play in the opening minutes as Ghana warmed themselves into the game.

Kouame Jean Fiacre Botue broke the deadlock for the Young Stallions in the 15th minute as he capitalized on a defensive error and hit the ball pass Ibrahim Danlad.

The Black Satellites reacted quickly and got the equalizer through Daniel Afriyie Barnie who latched onto a free-kick by Precious Boah and scored in the 40th minute.

Hamed Quattara cross hit the woodwork and nearly gave the Young Stallions the lead but the woodwork came to the rescue of the Ghanaians.

Precious Boah once again scored from a free kick in the 79th minute from 35 yards to increase the lead for the Black Satellites.

It was his second goal of the tournament from a set-piece.

The Black Satellites will enter into the Africa U-20 Cup of Nations tournament to be staged in Mauritania next year as Champions of WAFU Zone B.

The Young Stallions of Burkina Faso have also qualified for the competition after reaching the final of the WAFU B tournament.