Ghana received its 64th birthday gift on Saturday the 6th of march when the young gallant soldiers on the pitch of football won for the country the Total Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) title on Saturday evening at the Olympic Stadium in Nouakchott.
It’s been Twelve years since they last won championship and yet still, many Ghanaians least expected anything from this crop of player. The sports for some years have been bedeviled with party politics and corruption which made many football loving fans in Ghana grow cold. Ghana’s coach Abdul Karim Zito at a point had his share of praise and insults when the team failed to impress at a point in time, but this victory affords the football association another chance to promote the bring back the love campaign.
Meanwhile the other hand the main two top teams in Ghana, Accra Hearts of oak and Asante Kotoko are claiming that they are the reason for the success, the argument if founded on the premise that the Goal keeper who saved the penalty shootout in the quarter final is from Asante Kotoko and the captain who scored the brace in the final match is from Hearts of Oak.
Story by Sylvester Dordzi