ACCRA, (Xinhua) --
Ghana’s Olympic football team the “Black Meteors”
defeated Togo 5-1 on Tuesday in the first-leg their Africa U-23
Cup of Nations qualifier played at the Baba Yara sports stadium
in Kumasi, Ghana.
Kwabena Owusu nabbed a hat-trick and Osman Bukari and Yakubu
Nassam Ibrahim scored to seal victory for Ghana’s U-23 side. The
team is fighting to make its first appearance in the Olympic
football competition since Athens in 2004.
Togo will host the
second-leg in the national capital Lome on Saturday, Dec. 22.
The winner of the two-legged encounter will play Gabon in the
second stage of the qualifiers which serves as a route to the
Africa U-23 Cup of Nations scheduled to take place in Egypt from
Nov. 8 to 22, 2019.