U-23 AFCON: GFA  dissolves Black Meteors technical team qualification failure  

Story: Sports Desk

The Management Committee Chairman, Frederick Acheampong has confirmed that the Black Meteors team has been dissolved after the U-23 Africa Cup of Nations exit.

According to Acheampong, the technical team comprising of Ibrahim Tanko (head coach), Godwin Attram (assistant) and Michael Osei (assistant) will no longer serve in their various capacities after failing to qualify the country for next year’s Olympic Games.

Ghana exited the 2023 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations at the group stage after an opening game victory over Congo, a 5-1 demolishing at the hands of Morocco and a 1-1 draw against Guinea.

“This team was formed for the purposes of qualifying for the Olympic Games and that did not happen. If it happens that the executive council wants to offer the coaches another contract, then fine, but I do not make an appointment. Currently, the team stands dissolved because they did not qualify for the Olympic Games and there is no tournament for us next year,” he said.

Meanwhile Black Meteors team arrived in Accra after exiting the ongoing 2023 U23 African Cup of Nations tournament in Morocco.

The team departed Rabat around 11pm on Sunday night and arrived in Accra in the early hours of Monday, July 3, 2023.

Led by Ibrahim Tanko, the team accrued a paltry four points out of a possible nine after win over Congo, a humiliating 5-1 defeat to Morocco and a shocking 1-1 draw against Guinea in Tangier.

The technical team of the Black Meteors is expected to submit its tournament report to the GFA’s Executive Council for its assessment.

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