President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has congratulated the national U-20 men’s soccer team for their title-winning performance at the just-ended U-20 Africa Cup of Nations.
The Black Satellites on Saturday, March 6, when Ghana was marking its 64th independence anniversary, beat Uganda 2-0 to win the 16th edition of the tournament held in Mauritania.
A brace by captain Daniel Afriyie Barnieh sealed a fourth continental title for Ghana.
President Akufo-Addo admitted that the team has made Ghana proud. He tweeted on Sunday.
Kudos to the team, and I look forward to receiving the playing, technical and management teams to Jubilee House. 2/2
— Nana Akufo-Addo (@NAkufoAddo) March 7, 2021
Meanwhile, Vice President Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia considers the victory a “perfect gift” to the nation to commemorate the 64th independence anniversary celebration.
“We are proud of you,” he tweeted a few moments after the victory.
Congratulations to Black Satellites of Ghana for winning the 2021 Total Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament.
You have given Ghana a perfect gift to commemorate our Independence Day.
We are proud of you. pic.twitter.com/qfipRmK1A5
— Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia (@MBawumia) March 6, 2021
Goalkeeper Danlad Ibrahim, who won the Best Goalkeeper Award, and Abdul Issahaku Fatawu, who was named Player of the Tournament, made it to the Tournament XI.