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11.03.2007 Football News

Ghana's Black Meteors qualify for Algiers 2007(by dilaso)


...Dream team IV can only dream
Ghana's Black Meteors picked the ticket to the All-Africa Games, this afternoon in Abuja, by holding their Nigerian counterparts to a 1-1 draw. Ghana thus qualify on the away goals rule, since the first leg ended in a goaless draw in Sunyani, two weeks ago.
Michael Helegbe scored Ghana's goal in the 63 minute. The skipper slipped through a sloppy offside trap and lobbed the ball over the advancing Nigerian keeper.

The "Dream team IV" of Nigerians equalized through a dubious penalty awarded by the Senegalese referee.

According to a Ghanaian eye-witness "The Nigerian goal was clearly dubious and even Nigerian radio commentators agreed it had a tinge of doubt about it. It was a fair challenge on a Nigerian attacker in the 18, that did not merit a foul call. But then that was what happened throughout the game. The Ghanaians were penalized for the slightest tackle on Nigerian players-several times it happened-while the aggressive Nigerians were hardly questioned by the lanky Senegalese referee. "

Line-up: Nii Baah, Kennedy Korley, Alfred Arthur, Isaac Vorsah, Bawa Mumuni , Kumordze, Michael Akuffo, Samson Cudjoe, Michael Helegbe, Sadat Bukari Emml Clottey

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