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Sports News of Wednesday, 6 February 2019


LIVE UPDATES: Ghana vs Senegal (2019 Under-20 AFCON)

A place in the 2019 FIFA under-20 World Cup is up for grabs as The Black Satellites of Ghana clash with the Young Teranga Lions of Senegal and as we did in the first game, we will bring you live updates of the game.

Both Senegal and Ghana won their opening games and a win today will confirm their participation in the World Cup which will be held in Poland.

Mood in the Satellites camp is positive following their 2-0 win over Burkina Faso on Monday and the 3-time AFCON champions have indicated their readiness to return to the World Cup having missed out on the previous edition.

Ghana’s assistant coach, Amadu Nurudeen despite admitting that Senegal’s team boast of quality players is positive about the chances of his side.

“Senegal are a strong side because they have a good youth set-up. We have put yesterday’s win [over Burkina Faso] aside and we’re now concentrating on Senegal. Whatever be the case, we will play and we’re motivated to win. We want to qualify to the next stage of the competition as well as the World Cup."

His counterpart, Youssouph Dabo reckons with both teams eyeing a place in the world cup, the tie will be a difficult one for his side to negotiate.

“The match will be very important for both teams. We will do our best to win and confirm our place in the next round which is our objective. Ghana are a strong team but they have their strengths and weaknesses."

Coach Jimmy Cobblah has made just one change to squad that faced Burkina Faso.

Games starts at 15:30 GMT

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