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2023 U-23 AfconQ: Mozambique advance to face Black Meteors

Ghana will begin the quest to qualify for the Morocco 2023 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) against Mozambique from the second round.

This is after the Mozambiquans eliminated Mauritius with a 5-1 aggregate scoreline in the first round played on September 24 (3-0) and 27 (1-2).

Coach Ibrahim Tanko’s Black Meteors had been exempted from the first of the three-round qualifying series.

Now they enter the race for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games’ qualifying tournament this October.

Ghana play guests to Mozambique in the first leg scheduled for Sunday, October 23.

The second Leg in Ghana is to come off on Sunday, October 30.

Meteors began preparations on September 7 in Prampram after coach Ibrahim Tanko invited 32 players to camp.

Black Meteors: 32 players called to camp for U-23 Afcon qualifying preps

Should Ghana go past Mozambique, they will come up against DR Congo or Algeria in the third and final qualifying round slated for March 2023.

Road to Morocco 2023 U-23 Afcon:

  • Second Round

Mozambique vs Ghana

First Leg: October 21-23 | Second Leg: October 28-30

  • Third/Final Round

Mozambique/Ghana vs DR Congo/Algeria

Dates: March 20-28, 2023.

Successful negotiation of the round will mean back-to-back qualifications for the Meteors after the last U-23 Afcon outing in Egypt in 2019.

Seven (7) nations will secure tickets to join hosts Morocco for the 4th edition of the U-23 Afcon in June 2023. The tournament will serve as the selection platform for Africa’s representatives for the next Olympic Games, Paris 2024.


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