Claude Le Roy’s side managed a 1-0 victory over the Black Meteors of Ghana on Sunday in regulation time and eventually saw them off the Olympic Games 5-4 on penalties in Brazzaville the capital city of Congo.
Ghana entered the second leg of the qualifiers with a 1-0 home advantage, but the Congolese shattered their dream of progressing to the African U-23 Championship through Sylvere Ganvoula’s goal.
Penalty shootout which has been the bane of the national teams of Ghana, again denied Malik Jabir’s team from progressing, as they lost 4-5 from the spot kicks.
Black Meteors last qualified for the Summer Olympic Games in Athens 2014, when they were drawn in a group with Paraguay, Italy and Japan, but couldn’t go through the group stage.
The 2016 championship will be held in Rio de Janiero in Brazil.
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