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08.03.2021 Football News

U-20 Afcon: Ibrahim Danlad and Issahaku Abdul-Fataw named in team of the tournament

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Issahaku Abdul-Fataw and Ibrahim Danlad
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Issahaku Abdul-Fataw and Ibrahim Danlad

Ghana duo, Ibrahim Danlad and Issahaku Abdul-Fataw have been named in the U-20 team of the tournament in the just ended African Youth Championship in Mauritania.

Danlad Ibrahim kept four clean sheets in the matches against Morocco, Gambia in the semis and Uganda in the final.

However, he conceded twice against Gambia in the final group game and another in extra-time against Cameroon in the quarter-finals.

Issahaku Fataw earned a place on the right-wing as an attacker in the 4-3-3 formation.

Meanwhile, Ibrahim Danlad was awarded goalkeeper of the tournament whiles Issahaku was also named the most valuable player of the tournament.

The Black Satellites of Ghana emerged as the winners of the tournament following a 2-0 win over Uganda.

The victory comes as a perfect anniversary present from the Black Satellites of Ghana as the country marks its 64th Independence Day Anniversary.

Here is your Total U20 AFCON team of the tournament:

Formation: 4-3-3

  • GK: Danlad Ibrahim (Ghana);
  • DEF: Abdul Aziz Kayondo (Uganda), Jawara Lamin (Gambia), Blondon Meyapya (Cameroon), Flory Yangao (Central Africa Republic);
  • MF: Lamarana Jallow (Gambia), El Mehdi El Moubarik (Morocco), Chiheb Labidi (Tunisia);
  • FW: Joffrey Bazie (Burkina Faso), Derrick Kakooza (Uganda), Abdul Fatawu Issahaku (Ghana).
  • Coach: Morley Byekwaso (Uganda)

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

Sports Journalist