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Ghana Black Meteors close to Tokyo 2020 Olympics dream


Ghana’s U-23 side the Black Meteors are inching closer to the realization of their 2020 Summer Olympics dream after substitute Kwabena Owusu powered them to the semifinals of the 2019 U-23 African Cup of Nations currently underway in Egypt.

Owusu scored twice in the second half to take the Meteors into the semifinals of the tournament. The Black Meteors needed a win over Mali as well as a favor from Egypt in their match against Cameroon to squeeze through to the semifinals.

Egypt started well against Cameroon in the first half as the two games were played simultaneously, but Ghana failed to make any meaningful impact against Mali in the first half.

But Kwabena Owusu who came on for Robin Polley at half time broke the deadlock in the 73rd minute and added a second goal four minutes to full time to secure Ghana a place in the last four of the competition and also keep Ghana’s dream for a ticket to Tokyo, Japan alive.

The Egyptians who beat Cameroon qualified on top of the group and helped the Black Meteors to make it into the semis.

Ghana will play the first placed team in Group B for a place in the final match. The winner of the competition and the two runner ups will earn tickets to represent Africa in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
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