Ghana’s Black Stars B team, the Black Galaxies have qualified for the 2023 Championship of African Nations tournament in Algeria, after recording a 5-4 win against Nigeria in a penalty-shootout at the Moshood Abiola stadium in Nigeria.
Ghana won the first leg of the tie 2-0 at the Cape Coast Stadium last week and needed to avoid defeat to Nigeria in the 2nd leg to progress to the tournament in Algeria next year.
However, after a goalless 70 minutes, the Nigerians reduced the deficit after scoring in the 76th minute, to make the scoreline 2-1.
It seemed like Ghana were going to hold on to win but the home team scored late in added time to make it 2-2 on aggregate, taking the game to a penalty-shootout.
The Black Galaxies scored all their penalty kicks while Nigeria missed one to give Ghana a 5-4 win and qualify for the 2023 tournament.
This is the first time Ghana has qualified for the CHAN tournament in eight (8) years.
The main tournament will commence in Algeria from January 8 to February 5 2023.