Black Galaxies To Face Nigeria In 2023 CHAN Qualifiers
2023 CHAN qualifier: Black Galaxies to face Nigeria in final round
The Black Galaxies of Ghana will face arch-rivals Nigeria in the final round of the Championship of African Nations (CHAN) qualifiers after recording a 1-0 win against Benin in the 2nd leg of the preliminary round qualifiers Saturday.
Coach Annor Walker’s side qualified on a 4-0 aggregate following a 3-0 win in the 1st leg at the Cape Coast stadium.
Ghana netted the only goal of the match in the 82nd minute through Daniel Afriyie Barnieh.
Trailing 3-0 from the 1st leg, the Squirrels showed desire in the opening stages of the match seeking to upset the Black Galaxies but the calm Ghana defence was up to the task as they curtailed the onslaught that was thrown at them.
Ghana took the lead with eight minutes left to play as Dennis Korsah sent an incisive ball to Umar Basiru, who dribbled past two Benin defenders before cutting a lovely ball across the face of the goal to set up Afriyie Barnieh who smashed home.
Ghana will now face sworn rivals Nigeria in the final round in search of a ticket to the CHAN to be held in Algeria.
The Black Galaxies have yet to appear in the tournament since 2014 when Ghana finished 2nd in South Africa.