Coach Jimmy Cobblah and his Black Satellites dreams of representing Ghana in 2019 Fifa Under-20 World Cup in Poland, has ended as they failed to make the semis of the continental gathering in Niger.
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This comes about after Ghana were crashed on Saturday following a 1-0 defeat to Mali in their last group game at the ongoing Africa U-20 Cup of Nations in Niger.
A second-half goal by Hadji Drame sealed the maximum three points for The Eagles at Stade General Seyni Kountche in Niamey.
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Ghana finished the group with three points on third position on Group B after winning just one game and lost two others.
The inability to qualify for the semi-finals of the U20 Afcon prevents Ghana from claiming one of Africa\’s four available slots for the U20 World Cup scheduled for Poland in May/June.
It also prolongs the Satellites\’ absence from the global showpiece, having last made an appearance in 2015.
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Mali, on the other hand, are through to the semis and the World Cup after finishing second on the table behind leaders Senegal, who handed Burkina Faso a 5-1 humiliation in the other group game on Saturday.
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