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Joselpho Barnes Reveals What Led To Ghana’s U-20 AFCON Glory

Ghana’s U-20 national team clinched their fourth AFCON title weeks ago after some mixed results.

The Satellites started the tournament brightly with an opening 4-0 win over Tanzania.

A draw against Morocco gave them four points to cushion them for a place in the next stage.

In what many thought will be an easy walk over The Gambia, they lost 2-1 but qualified as a third best team.

A 4-2 win over Cameroon in the quarter finals set up yet another clash but this time in the semis with The Gambia where they revenged 1-0 to book a final berth.

They made light work of Uganda who had walloped Tunisia 4-1, beating them 2-0 in the finals.

Joselpho Barnes, who received his first call up for Ghana narrates how the team rode on unity and teamwork to claim their fourth title.

“When I came here it was like a big family not just the players.

“The team, the staff, the coaches, everyone was like, I do my job and if you do your job I help you.

“The teamwork was there and we saw that from game to game.

“Step to step the teamwork was becoming stronger.

“So I think this experience I got here, I will never forget it.

“Because it was like a family and this family you can’t get it anywhere.” Joselpho Barnes told FMIG

Joselpho Barnes currently plies his trade with the U-23 side of German club, Schalke 04.

He scored one of the goals in his competitive debut when Ghana thumped Tanzania 4-0 in the 2021 U-20 AFCON championship.

The 19-year-old is the son of ex-Ghana defender, Sebastian Barnes.

He will look forward to emulating his father’s footsteps by playing for the Black Stars.

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