Satellites to meet Benin in final qualifier

12 years ago

Holders Ghana will meet Benin in the final round of qualifying African Youth Championship after advancing past Namibia on Saturday.

The Black Satellites drew 1-1 in Windhoek to progress to the second round stage of the qualifiers having won the first leg game 4-0 in Accra a fortnight ago.

Ghana thus complete the two-leg clash on a 5-1 aggregate scoreline.

Genoa attacker Richmond Boakye-Yiadom broke his goal duck for Ghana when he scored for the Black Satellites after 15 minutes on his second appearance.

However, the hosts managed to draw level through a penalty just minutes before both sides headed into the break.

The Black Satellites, who won the last continental competition in Rwanda a year ago are aiming for a place in the 2011 finals to be staged by Libya.

Ghana will be away to Benin in the first leg on the weekend of September 24-26. Benin beat Burkina Faso 4-2 in Ouagadougou to reach the second round stage after drawing 0-0 in the first leg.

Seven teams qualify for the finals along with hosts Libya.