Yaw Acheampong: This Black Meteors team gives memories of Barcelona 1992 Olympics

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Yaw Acheampong, former Black Stars player has lauded the performance of Black Meteors following a sweet triumph over Algeria on Tuesday.

The Black Meteors snatched the TotalEnergies U-23 Africa Cup of Nations ticket from Algeria after beating them 1-0 in Kumasi on Tuesday courtesy Abdul Fatawu Issahaku’s brilliant first half goal.

On aggregate, Ghana won 2-1 following a 1-1 draw in Annaba Algeria.

Yaw Acheampong says the Black Meteors’ performance against Algeria in the AFCON U-23 qualifiers evoked nostalgic feelings of their 1992 Olympic bronze medal winning feat.

Acheampong played five out of the six matches that earned Ghana and Africa’s first ever Olympic medal in Barcelona.

It has been 19-years since the Black Meteors qualified for the festival after last appearing in Athens 2004.

Head coach, Ibrahim Tanko alongside assistants, Michael Osei and Godwin Attram led the side to qualify for the AFCON U-23 tournament in Morocco in June.

Yaw Acheampong said: “I think watching the guys play yesterday brings back a lot memories from our time.

“I think the feeling was so great and we really enjoyed that moment.” Yaw Acheampong told Radio Gold Sports.

The 49-year-old played locally for the defunct AshantiGold and Power FC, King Faisal. His managerial works include stints at AshantiGold, Great Olympics, Elmina Sharks and Medeama Sporting Club.

Swedish club, Norrkoping, Turkish clubs, Samsunspor and Yimpas Yotzgaspor, Real Sociedad of Spain are a few European clubs Yaw Acheampong played for.

Story Kolog Bonaventure

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