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CHAN 2018: Black Stars ‘B’ Fail To Qualify

Ghana for the second time running failed to qualify for the Championship of African Nations (CHAN) after losing 2-1 to Burkina-Faso in the second leg of the final qualifier.

The Black Stars B could not take advantage of a 2-2 draw in the first leg as they suffered a painful defeat at the Babayara Sports Stadium.

Coach Maxwell Konadu and his team needed to avoid defeat to progress to the competition after a respectable score line in the first leg.

Sylla Mohammed and Nikiema Herman scored twice for the visitors in the first half.

Substitute Felix Addo who came on to replace Saddick Adams in the second half grabbed a consolation for the Black Stars B in the 64thminute.

Ghana failed to make use of the numerous opportunities in the second half with Patrick Razak, Isaac Twum and Thomas Abbey all emerging as culprits after missing glaring  goal scoring opportunities.

The defeat sees Ghana losing 4-3 on aggregate hence missing out at the competition which will be hosted in Kenya.

The team will now have to shift their attention to the upcoming WAFU competition which begins in two-weeks time.

The final tournament will take place from 12 January to 4 February 2018 in Kenya.

 

Fixtures

Central Zone

19.08.2017    Kinshasa        DR Congo 1-1 Congo (0-0)

19.08.2017    Limbe            Cameroon 2-0 Sao Tome (2-0)

 

Central-East Zone

19.08.2017    Kigali             Rwanda 2-0 Uganda (0-3)

19.08.2017    El Obeid         Sudan vs Ethiopia (1-1)

 

North Zone

18.08.2017    Sfax              Libya 1-1 Algeria (2-1)

18.08.2017    Rabat            Morocco 3-1 Egypt (1-1)

 

South Zone

19.08.2017    Ndola            Zambia 2-0 South Africa (2-2)

19.08.2017    Luanda          Angola 1-0 Madagascar (0-0)

20.08.2017    Windhoek      Namibia vs Comoros (1-2)

 

West A Zone

19.08.2017    Bamako         Mali vs Mauritania (2-2)

22.08.2017    Conakry         Guinea vs Senegal (1-3)

 

West B Zone

19.08.2017    Kano             Nigeria 2-0 Benin (0-1)

19.08.2017    Abidjan          Cote d’Ivoire 1-0 Niger (1-2)

20.08.2017    Kumasi          Ghana vs Burkina Faso (2-2)

 

Qualified teams

Kenya (host), Angola, Cameroon, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Libya, Morocco, Nigeria, Sudan, Zambia,

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