President Akufo-Addo has congratulated the National Under-20 team, the Black Satellites, on winning this year’s African U-20 championship.
Ghana beat Uganda 2-0 at the Stade Olympique de Nouakchott in Mauritania on Saturday, March 6, 2021, to lift the trophy on the fourth time.
The Black Satellites first won the competition in 1993 and also took it in 1999, and 2009.
In a post on Facebook, President Akufo-Addo said: “Congratulations to the Black Satellites for winning Ghana’s 4th AFCON U-20 trophy. Thoroughly deserved victory, and they’ve made Mother Ghana proud. What a way to celebrate our 64th Independence Anniversary!! Kudos to the team, and I look forward to receiving the playing, technical and management teams to Jubilee House.”
Some players in the Ghanaian team also picked individual awards—Abdul Fataw Issahaku was adjudged the best player of the tournament while Kumasi Asante Kotoko’s Ibrahim Danlad received the golden glove award.