The Black Meteors of Ghana survived severe turbulence while en route to Gabon for their second leg encounter against the Gabon Olympic team.
The Black Meteors were on board Askyy Airline, which carried 33 persons, including players, coaches and other technical staff.
Speaking on the mishap, coach of the Ghana U-23 team, Ibrahim Tanko explained that the pilot struggled to land and kept hovering in the air for almost two hours due to bad weather.
“We arrived in Gabon safely but very scary. We were in the sky for almost two hours but couldn’t land because of bad weather and had to go to Douala, Cameroon instead of Libreville, Gabon and wait for more than one hour, before trying again. Thank God for traveling mercy. We are now in our hotel,” Ibrahim Tanko is quoted as saying by FootballMadeInGhana.com.
He opined that every member of the team is safe and fine, but added that the experience was “scary”.
The Black Meteors of Ghana beat Gabon 4-0 on Saturday, March 23, 2019 in the first-leg of the penultimate U-23 AFCON qualifier .
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The Meteors are scheduled to face the Gabonese U-23 team again on Tuesday March 26, for the second leg.
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