Black Satellites lose two consecutive friendlies before flying out to Niger

Published on: 20 January 2019

The Black Satellites of Ghana suffered a second successive friendly defeat to Hearts of Oak as they intensified preparations ahead of the Total U-20 Africa Cup of Nations which commences in February in Niger.

Ghana U-20 lost 2-1 the Phobians on Saturday at the Tema Sports Stadium in a friendly game.

All the three goals came after the recess with substitute Kofi Kordzi hitting a brace for the Accra based side. Kordzi connected home Benjamin Agyare's teed up assist from a Benjamin Afutu corner kick.

He increased the tally shortly afterwards by capitalising on a failed clearance by Satellites captain Gideon Mensah. The Black Satellites got the consolation from substitute Nathaniel Adjei with a blistering header.

Ghana's U20 will fly out to Niger on Monday to start preparations for the tournament scheduled for next month.

On the other hand, coach Kim Grant's side are also preparing for the upcoming Special Competition which kicks off in February at various match venues.