Ghana’s U-23 team arrive in Gabon for AFCON second leg amidst near plane crash scare

Ghana’s U-23 Team
Ghana’s U-23 Team

Ghana’s U-23 Team

The Black Meteors of Ghana have arrived in Gabon safely for the return leg of their AFCON qualifier. But their trip wasn’t that safe as they had to endure a scary moment in the air for 2 hours. 

Ghana would have lost our U-23 National team totaling 33 persons after the Askyy Airline in which they were traveling couldn’t land due to bad weather. The flight therefore had to remain in the air waiting for clearance to land. 

As a result, the pilot had to make a quick decision and move to Cameroon for a safe landing while waiting for a message from Gabon before returning.

The team had to spend an extra hour at the airport in Duoala before making a return to Gabon where they were able to land safely in their second attempt.

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Speaking after the incident, head coach Ibrahim Tanko revealed how the team experienced the scary. “We arrived in Gabon safely but very scary. We were in the sky for almost two hours but couldn’t land because of bad weather and had to go to Douala, Cameroon instead of Libreville, Gabon and wait for more than one hour, before trying again. Thank God for travelling mercy. We are now in our hotel,” he revealed.

Ghana will take on Gabon in the second leg on Tuesday after taking a 4 goal advantage in the first leg. The winner of the two leg tie will qualify for the 2019 U23 AFCON.



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