Black Meteors coach Ibrahim Tanko has expressed satisfaction with the performance of his players in their stalemate against Egypt U23 in in pre-tournament friendly.
The Ghana U23 held Egypt U23 team to a 1-1 draw at the Alexandria Stadium on Thursday, June 15, 2023.
Speaking after the game, Ibrahim Tanko said, “I’m very impressed, it is not easy to play ten against eleven almost 70 minutes and the boys did well, we will take it from there and I hope that the next game will be better”
“I think those who played did very well, we are still waiting for those who are with the Black Stars, that will make us strong again but I am very impressed with this performance today”
“We trained just ones and played 1-1 so I think when we have more time to prepare we are going to build a strong team and go to Morocco and have a very successful tournament”
In the 9th minute, Issahaku displayed recovery skills at the edge of the box, weaving his way past three Egyptian defenders, only to be brought down inside the penalty area.
Afriyie Barnieh stepped up confidently and expertly converted the penalty, giving Ghana a well-deserved lead.
In the 34th minute, Danlad committed another lapse as his pass went straight to an opponent, who swiftly initiated a counterattack with a series of precise passes. The Ghanaian defense struggled to recover, and Egypt’s well-executed team play resulted in the equalizing goal.
Ghana’s last participation in the Olympic Games was in 2004, and they will be eager to make their mark on the global stage once again.
The Black Meteors will play in Group A alongside Morocco, Congo, and Guinea.