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U-20 AFCON: Boah nets double as Ghana baptize Tanzania in Group C opener

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Percious Boah double helped Ghana record an emphatic 4 nil win over Tanzania at the AFCON U-20 Championship.

The Black Satellites faced their Tanzanian counterpart in the opening game of Group C.

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Ghana entered the tournament as winner of the WAFU Zone B U-20 Championship while it was Tanzania’s first.

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However, Karim Zito’s Black Satellites made it a baptism of fire for the tournament newbies.

Percious Boah opened the scoring with a neatly struck free kick after just three minutes with Tanzania Goalie Daniel Mgore completely beaten.

The goal set Ghana in motion and on the half hour mark, 16 year old striker Issahaku Fataw scored a goal of the tournament contender.

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The young striker sighting Mgore had let his guard loose by leaving his goal delivered a precise long range that beat the Tanzanian Goalie.

The first half ended 2 nil in favor of Ghana.

Back from recess, Ghana showed no signs of slowing down, and continued where they left off.

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Percious Boah made it 3 for the Satellites after 71 minutes and the score line was made complete when Joselpho Barnes made it 4 with a minute of normal time left to play.

The win gives Ghana a huge lift in a group that also has Morocco and Gambia.

Ghana will next play Morocco on February 19 before facing Gambia next on February 22.

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