The curtains fell on the 22nd edition of the Africa Cup of Nations U20 Mauritania 2021. This final saw the victory of the Black Satellites ahead of their counterparts from Uganda (2 -0), this Saturday, at the Olympic stadium in Nouakchott, thanks to a double from Daniel Afriyie. A fourth title for Ghana, after those of 1993, 1999 and 2009.
Ghana are the 2021 U20 Africa Cup of Nations champions after beating Uganda 2-0 in the final on Saturday at the Nouakchott Olympic Stadium in Mauritania. Daniel Afriyie Banieh scored a brace (22â €, 51â €) to help Ghana win their fourth title at this point. They had won it before in 1993, 1999 and 2009.
Uganda had had a fairytale run at the tournament as they progressed scintillatingly, but the Junior Cranes were just a shadow of themselves against Ghana. Morley Byekwaso made a change from the team that beat Tunisia (4-1) in the semi-finals, with Ivan Asaba in place of Najib Yiga. His counterpart Karim Abdul Zito, however, made no changes to the team that defeated The Gambia.
Derrick Kakooza nearly gave Uganda the advantage 3 minutes into the kickoff, but his attempt to lobe over the goalkeeper sailed over the crossbar. Ghana also came close to taking the lead quickly, but Baffour and Essiam squandered the opportunities. The opening came in the 22nd minute with Daniel Afriyie Barnieh (1-0). The same player will make the addition in the 51st minute (2-0).
The Black Satellites held on for the victory and the title. This is Uganda’s first grand final since the 1978 Africa Cup of Nations, where the Junior Cranes lost to Ghana.
2 goals: Daniel Afriyie (Ghana 2), Momodou Bojang (Gambia), Milla Prince (Cameroon), Etienne Pineda Etoâ ???? o (Cameroon), El Mehdi Moubarik (Morocco), Abdul Issahaku (Ghana), Steven Sserwadda ( Uganda), Silly SangharÃ © (Mauritania), Jang Sunday (Cameroon)
1 goal: Richard Basangwa (Uganda), Adam Ben Lamin (Tunisia), Wally Fofana (Gambia), Alieu Barry (Gambia), Frank Boateng (Ghana), Mohammed Essahel (Morocco), Ayoub Mouloua (Morocco), Kajally Drammeh (Gambia) ), Lamarana Jallow (Gambia), Jean Botue (Burkina Faso), Alfred Gombe-Fei (Central Africa), Raphael Marc Yapende (Central Africa), Chiheb Labidi (Tunisia), Yahaya Abdoulaye (Cameroon), Gianluca Lorenzoni (Mozambique), Novatus Dismas (Tanzania), Marc Lamti (Tunisia), Hassan Ayari (Tunisia), Isaac Ngoma (Central Africa), Joffrey BaziÃ © (Burkina Faso), Ã ?? ric Chardey (Burkina Faso), Pingdwinde Beleme (Burkina Faso), Oumar M ‘ Bareck (Mauritania), Joselpho Barnes (Ghana), Flory Yangao (Central African Republic), Penouua Kandjii (Namibia)