Black Satellites suffer defeat to Mexico in Maurice Revello Tournament opener

1 year ago

The Black Satellites suffered a 1-0 defeat to Mexico in the Maurice Revello tournament opening game at the Stade de Municipal de Lattre de Tassigny.

The Mexicans scored the only goal of the game in the 83rd minute after Victor Guzman  slotted home from the inside of Ghana’s goal area.

The goal came after a spirited performance from the Black Satellites in the second half of the game. Ghana could have taken the lead in second half but the Mexican goalkeeper was on hand anytime he was called to action.

Coach Abdul Karim made changes to the starting line ups he used in the WAFU-B U-20 tournament in Niger where Ghana crashed at the Group stage.

Legon Cities Goalkeeper Vincent Anane was in post, Muhaison Mahmoud and Eugene Ampofo were at the right back and left back respectively while Bechem United’s Aaron Essel partnered Jonas Adjetey in central defense for the Black Satellites.

Dreams Midfielder Collins Boah came off just before the first half ended and was replaced by Alex Opoku Sarfo.

The introduction of Isaac Mensah and Abass Salifu Samari lifted the performance of the team as Ghana saw more opportunities in the game. But for the relentless effort of the Mexican goalkeeper Ghana could have shot into the lead in the 60th minute.

The result now leaves Ghana without a point in the Group as Venezuela also recorded a 1-0 win over Indonesia in the other Group B game.

The Black Satellites will take on Indonesia in the second group game on Thursday, June 2, 2022.