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Satellites leave for Niger for WAFU Zone B Championship

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Black Satellites about to depart

The Ghana men under 20 side, have been spotted at the Kotoka International Airport this morning, departing for Niger ahead of the WAFU Zone B U-20 Championship which is set to begin very soon.

The team led by coach Karim Zito and his other six backroom staff members, together with 18 players have left the shores of the country en route to Niamey for the much-anticipated tournament.

The Black Satellites are heading into this competition as the holders having won the last edition in Porto Novo, Benin after edging out Burkina Faso in the final.

The 2009 world champions are placed in Group B alongside sworn rivals Nigeria and Burkina Faso and will have to sail through to secure qualification to the African Youth Championship.

The team has been in preparations for the past month having engaged themselves in some tough friendly matches, picking up victories against lower division sides like Golden Kicks FC, Tema Youth, Euro Africa Academy and just recently Heart of Lions.

Ghana will face the Flying Eagles of Nigeria in their opening game on May 8, before wrapping up the group stages with the repeat of last edition’s final against the Young Stallions of Burkina Faso on May 14, 2022.

Credit: kickgh.com

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