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03.02.2009 Sports News

Heroes' welcome for victorious Satellites

By myjoyonline
Heroes' welcome for victorious Satellites


Ghana's victorious Black Satellites, the national Under-20 football team, returned home to a rousing welcome by football fans Tuesday afternoon, after their cup winning feat at the African Youth Tournament in Rwanda.

The newly crowned African Youth Champions defeated Cameroun 2:0 in the final match on Sunday, and also had marksman, Ransford Osei emerging the tournament's Best Player and Golden Boot winner with seven goals.

Hundreds of enchanted football fans stormed the Kotoka International Airport early morning waiting to catch a glimpse of the youthful side, and when the Kenya Airways flight that brought in the team touched down at 12:15pm, police personnel on duty at the airport had a tough time controlling the crowd that surged forward in attempts to meet the players on the tarmac.

Skipper Andre Dede Ayew emerged with the gold trophy the team won from the tournament, followed by his colleagues and team and Ghana Football Association officials.

Some of the fans who had been allowed into a waiting zone, took the opportunity to take photos with the team and officials.

The gathering was later addressed by Ghana Football Association President, Kwesi Nyantakyi, as well as Sports Minister-designate, Alhaji Mubarak Muntaka Mohammed.

The team is later this evening expected to present the trophy to His Excellency, President John Evans Atta Mills.

Story by Isaac Yeboah

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