Victory parade for Satellites

13 years ago

Ghana's U-20 World Champions basking in the glory of success will be on a victory parade Monday before meeting President Mills at the Castle - the seat of government - in Accra.

As the crowd awaits their heroes, the Black Satellites will begin the journey to the Presidency at 10:00am from their hotel.

It's been a while since a title was hoisted on a float but the Black Satellites squad will be showing off their World trophy, their gold medals and the personal awards - the adidas Golden Ball and Golden Shoe - picked up by striker Dominic Adiyiah.

The float will see the World Champions pass through the streets of Maamobi, Nima through the Ring Road then to the Kwame Nkrumah Circle to Adabraka and finally through the Accra High Street and before reaching Castle.

The team returned home from the Cairo on Saturday night to a heroes welcome as they were met by the Vice President of Ghana, John Mahama with a huge crowd at the Kotoka International airport in Accra.

Ghana, playing with ten men for 83 minutes out of the 120 minutes of the game which went into extra-time with no goals clinched their first world title after two previous failed attempts in a 4-3 penalty shoot out victory against Brazil in the final in Cairo last Friday.

The Black Satellites became the first African side to win the trophy since its inception in 1977.