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Ghana's Black Galaxies Set Up Mouthwatering Clash Against Nigeria in CHAN Qualifiers after Benin Victory
- The Black Galaxies of Ghana will face Nigeria in the final round of qualifiers for the Championship of African Nations
- Ghana defeated the Squirrels of Benin in Cotonou to complete a two-legged victory over their opponents
- The Black Galaxies will have to beat Nigeria in the final round to make a return to the tournament after missing the last three editions
Ghana's Black Galaxies are through to the final stages of the 2022 CHAN qualifiers after beating Benin in Cotonou on Saturday.
Daniel Afriyie Barnieh's strike in the second half ensured Ghana won the tie with a 4-0 aggregate scoreline.
The Black Galaxies will face Nigeria in the next round of qualifiers, with the winner qualifying to the Championship of African Nations in Algeria next year.
Nigeria was given a bye in the earlier round of qualifiers, and Ghana will be the first team they face for a ticket to Algeria.
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Coach Annor Walker and his charges will be hoping to make a return to the tournament after Ghana missed the last three editions.
The Black Galaxies reached the final of the competition twice, in 2007 and 2014, losing to DR Congo and Libya, respectively.
Ghana beat Benin to take advantage in CHAN qualifiers
Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Ghana's Black Galaxies have taken a first-leg advantage from their 2023 Championship of African Nations qualifiers after victory over Benin in Cape Coast.
Goals from Hearts of Oak trio Daniel Afriyie Barnieh, Mohammed Alhassan and Gladson Awako ensured the Black Galaxies travel to Cotonou in a fortnight's time, knowing a draw or defeat with a minimum of two goals would see them through to the next stage.
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Ghana got off to a great start as Afriyie Barnieh pulled off a great save from Benin's goalkeeper Obasa after driving from 25 yards.
Gladson Awako scores worldie in CHAN qualifiers
Captain of Ghana's Black Galaxies, Gladson Awako, set the internet ablaze after scoring a stunning goal in Ghana's victory over Benin on Sunday.
The Hearts of Oak midfielder's curling goal sealed a 3-0 victory for Ghana in the first leg of their 2023 CHAN qualifiers.
In a video posted on social media, Awako's moment of magic was celebrated by his teammates, as the team takes a huge advantage to Benin.