Black Meteors aim to break 16 year old jinx

Black Meteors aim to break 16 year old jinx

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Ghana’s Olympic Football team, the Black Meteor are leaving no stone in their preparations for the Olympic Games 2020 final qualifier for the continent.

The Black Meteors are billed to play in the Africa championship in Egypt from November 8 to 22.

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The team was expected to start camping six weeks to the tournament, while the technical team headed by Tanko Ibrahim are to call all the top foreign based players to revamp the squad.

But they would be saddled with the unavailability of some of the foreign base players because the tournament does not fall within the FIFA international break.

The team (local component) has been called to camp at the M Plaza Hotel.

For many Ghanaians, they want the Black Meteors to show their presence at the 2020 Olympic Games, because it is a prestigious tournament and Ghana’s image will soar if they qualify.

Ghana was the first African nation to win an Olympic medal, a bronze in the men’s football event in 1992, however, Nigeria in 1996 and Cameroun in 2000 have been able to better that achievement by winning gold.

The last time Ghana participated in the football event at the Olympic Games was in 2004, and they could not reach the medal zone.

Ghana is one of the highly respected football nations in the world, because they have produced great players like James Adjei, Aggrey Fynn, Addo Odametey, Osei Kofi, Wilberforce Nfum, Kwasi Owusu, George Alhassan, Awuley Quaye and his sons, Jones Attuquafio, Abedi Ayew Pele and his sons, Andre and Jordan, Anthony Yeboah, Samuel Osei Kufour, Nii Odartey Lamptey, Abdul Razak, Mohammed Polo, Adolf Armah, Kofi Abbrey, Emmanuel Quarshie, Kofi Badu, Opoku Afriyie, Emmanuel Osei Kufour, Ishmeal Addo, Godwin Attram, Sulley Muntari, Michael Essien, Kwadwo Asamoah, Christian Atsu, Thomas Partey, Asamoah Gyan and others.

The current generation have the talent and should be supported   to reach the top of the   international games.

Though many nations are now playing and doing well in football, Ghana must rise above all and shine brighter.

The Black Meteors proved in Algeria that they are capable, and with players like Yaw Yeboah and Joe Paintsil as well as Kwabena Owusu gaining his luck and form, Ghana can go places.

With the poor performance of the Black Queens which saw them going out of the Olympic Games in Kenya, the pressure is on the Black Meteors to make it to Japan.

By Sammy Heywood Okine

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