Former Emmanuel city Attacker James Ampofo has made the final list for Ghana U20 national team as they landed safely in Mauritania for the 2021 CAF U-20 African Cup of Nations.

The Black Satellites have been pitted against the young Atlas Lions in Group C, which also includes Gambia and Tanzania.

James Ampofo was recently transferred to a Division one side Semper Fi football academy before the start of the 2020/21 season.

Coach Karim Zito’s side will face off with Tanzania in their opening match on Tuesday February 16 before squaring off with Morocco and Gambia in subsequent group matches.


The Black Satellites qualified for the competition after reaching the final of the Wafu Zone B U20 Cup of Nations in Benin where they went on to beat Burkina Faso 2-1 in the final to win the trophy.

Ghana won the U20 AFCON in 1993, 1999 and 2009 where they went on to win the World Cup after beating Brazil in an epic penalty shoot-out in the final of the tournament staged in Egypt.

In Group A, hosts Mauritania have been pitched against Cameroon, Uganda and Mozambique while Burkina Faso, Tunisia, Namibia and Central Africa Republic have been drawn in Group B.

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