Black Satellites search for lost glory at Niger 2019

On the 3rd of February 2019, the Ghana U-20 men’s football team known as the Black Satellites will make a return to the U-20 Africa Cup of Nations after missing out on the last edition.Having missed the party in Zambia two years ago, the Satellites were eager to return to the big stage, and did not leave any stone unturned in the qualifiers, crossing every hurdle along their path and confirm their ticket to Niger.The team launched their campaign against Algeria with the first leg in Algiers ending goalless. Ghana won the second leg in Cape Coast 2-0 for a date with Niger at the final round.Jimmy Cobblah’s side won the first leg played in Cape Coast 3-1 before drawing 1-1 in Cotonou to seal qualification.The Ghanaians boast of an enviable record of being the African side to lift the FIFA U-20 World Cup title – in 2009. They were also continental champions in 1995, 1999 and 2009.With four places to the World Cup at stake in Niger, the West Africans will be hoping to pick one of them to make a return to the global stage. Their last outing was in 2015 in New…