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Black Satellites of Ghana defeat Burkina Faso to win the 2020 U-20 WAFU Zone B championship


Ghana’s U-20 national team, the Black Satellites have won the 2020 WAFU Zone B Cup of Nations after coming from behind to beat Burkina Faso 2-1 in the final at the Charles de Gaulle stadium in Porto-Novo, Benin.

Ghana and Burkina Faso had already booked a place in next year's Africa U-20 Cup of Nations to be staged in Mauritania after making it to the finals in this zone but the two West African sides were engaged in a ‘who is who contest’ to determine the overall winner of the tournament.

The Burkinabes had the best attacking machinery in the competition scoring 8 goals in four games including a 4-1 win against Ivory Coast in the semi-finals but the Ghanaians put up a resolute fight to finish as victors.

The Young Stallions scored first after the 16th minute through Kouame Jean Fiacre Botue but the Black Satellites leveled with just about five minutes to end the first half, thanks to captain Daniel Afriyie Barnie.

Ghana took the lead through Precious Boah from a set-piece in the 79th minute as the Black Satellites held onto the lead to clinch the WAFU Zone B title.

Three Ghanaian players were named in the 2020 WAFU Cup of Nations team of the tournament.

They include goalkeeper Ibrahim Danlad, Percious Boah who was the top scorer for Ghana as well as Kobina Amoah.
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