In preparation for the upcoming U-23 Africa Cup of Nations, Ghana has intensified their training and showcased their skills in a friendly match against Zamalek held in Cairo, Egypt on Tuesday. The Black Meteors, currently based in Egypt to fine-tune their abilities before the tournament begins on June 24, previously played a friendly match against Egypt U-23 team, resulting in a 1-1 draw.
In their second friendly encounter since arriving in Egypt, Ghana’s team exhibited exceptional performance on the field, scoring an impressive four goals against their opponents. This victory has boosted the team’s morale as they approach the tournament.
Standout player Emmanuel Yeboah, a striker based in Romania, stole the spotlight with an impressive hat trick, while Emmanuel Apau, also known as Bibiani Messi, contributed with the fourth goal. Coach Ibrahim Tanko must have been pleased with the players’ performance and will strive to maintain this high level of play as they enter the tournament as one of the favorites.
The Black Meteors have set their sights on securing a top-three finish in the U-23 Africa Cup of Nations, which would grant them qualification for the Olympic Games in Paris next year. Their campaign will commence on Sunday, June 25, with a match against Congo, followed by games against Morocco on June 27 and Guinea on June 30.
It is worth noting that the Sports Ministry has refuted claims of unpaid salaries for the Black Meteors coaching staff.