13th African Games: Jerry Afriyie's Strike Powers Black Satellites To Beat Uganda And Win Gold

13th African Games: Jerry Afriyie's Strike Powers Black Satellites To Beat Uganda And Win Gold

  • Ghana's U-20 team secured their spot in the 13th African Games' football championship match after beating Senegal
  • Going into their final game against Uganda, the Black Satellites coach promised an exciting victory
  • True to his words, his side beat Uganda by one goal to grab the gold for Ghana

On March 22, Ghana's Black Satellites faced Uganda in the 13th African Games football tournament final.

The game played at the Accra Sports Stadium drew thousands of fans who came to witness the magic of the Satellites, which had fueled them through the competition.

The Satellites, led by head coach Desmond Offei, secured a late winner against the Ugandans to grab the tournament's ultimate prize.

Black Satellites goal
Black Satellites win gold Photo source: X/GFACommunications
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Afriyie scores Satellites' gold-winning goal

Entering the final game between Ghana and Uganda, the Black Satellites coach, Desmond Offei, had predicted a victory for his side during a pre-match conference.

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The game had almost ended in a hapless draw when Jerry Afriyie's strike went past the Ugandan keeper Magada at the stroke of added time.

Interestingly, the last time the Satellites won gold was against Uganada some 13 years ago.

Coach Desmond Offei's team had been on an impressive run throughout the tournament. BBC Africa sports journalist George Addo had this to say about the Satellites:

The brand of football displayed by this U20 has been excellent. Players looked comfortable on the ball, confident, and the speed and accuracy of their decision making was top notch.

Netizens jubilate with the Black Satellites

YEN.co.gh gathered a few comments from Ghanaian fans as they shared in the Black Satellites' joy.

@boldhead777 said:

It's too early, the WAFU in September will confirm. Against Mali, Burkina et al, be the real test

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Top notch coaching by all standards✅, the mental telepathy between these young chaps shouldn't go unoticed if you pay $20,000 as winning bonuses for these typa performances the wouldn't be any complains..now I'm patiently waiting to see if we will get the transition right✅

@blackmorethegod shared:

They have a nice pattern

@misterfreddyxxx noted:

The coach knew what he was about, unlike the other guy

@baahrichard5 added:

Blackstars lack anything Ghana

Black Princesses beat Nigeria to win gold

Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported that the Black Princesses had faced Nigeria's Super Falconets in the finals of the 13th African Games women's football tournament.

A powerful strike from Ghana's star girl, Mukarama Abdulai helped the Princesses win the gold medal after a tense 1:1 scoreline took the game into extra time.

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Peter Ansah (Entertainment Editor) Ansah Peter is an entertainment editor at YEN.com.gh. He studied Development Planning at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, graduating in 2018. His professional career in entertainment journalism dates eight years back as a showbiz and arts blogger for the now-defunct motionhypegh.net, continuing to Muse Media Networks, acting as the editorial manager for the network's flagship multimedia platforms. He has also managed several PR roles with top clients, including Afro Nation Ghana and Morgan Heritage. You can reach him at peter.ansah@yen.com.gh

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