Ghana will face Algeria in the third and final qualifying round of the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations in June.

The Black Meteors sealed their place following a 0-0 away draw with Gabon in Libreville to advance from the second qualifying round 4-0 on aggregate.

Algeria, on the other hand, eliminated Equatorial Guinea 3-1 on aggregate after a win at home in the return leg.

Ghana will play host to the North Africans on 5 June at home and the return leg in Algiers four (4) days later.

The winner will join six other teams and hosts Egypt for the final tournament slated for November 8-22.

The Africa U-23 Cup of Nations will serve as qualifiers for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, with the top three teams set to secure tickets for the world championship.

Since the introduction of the U-23 AFCON tournament in 2011, Ghana has not qualified.

Ghana’s Black Meteors have not qualified for the Olympic games since the appearance at the 2004 edition at Athens, Greece where they exited at the first round of the competition.

By Bright Afavi Selase


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