The Black Satellites of Ghana has won the 2021 edition of the Under 20 African Cup Of Nations (AFCON) tournament hosted by Mauritania.
The Black Satellites were able to beat the Hippos of Uganda by 2 goals to nil. These two goals were scored by Ghana’s striker Barnieh.
This cup becomes fourth Ghana has won at the Under 20 AFCON stage following wins in 1993,1999 and 2009.
The opening 15 minutes of the encounter was fairly balanced as both sides cancelled out the attacking threats of each other in Nouakchott.
On the 21st minute mark of the first half, Daniel Barnieh capitalized on some poor marking from Uganda as he poked in from close range, breaking the deadlock in the final game of the competition.
Both teams entered the tunnel with the Black Satellites with a 1-goal advantage despite a balanced game with Ghana, more lively and threatening at every attack.
Six minutes after recess, the skipper, Daniel Barnieh tucked home close range to double Ghana’s advantage, taking advantage of a pass by Percious Boah after a swift counter-attack.
The Black Satellites kept their composure at the back despite the Ugandans coming at the on some occasions, keeping their fourth clean sheet of the tournament.