Ghana’s Amputee Football team, the Black Challenge have been crowned champions after coming from behind to beat Morocco 2-1 in the final of the 2023 African Paralympic Games football tournament at the MacDan La Town Park in Accra.
The Black Challenge entered the final seeking revenge over the Moroccans, having lost 2-1 to the North Africans at the group stage.
The Moroccans started the game much stronger as they posed more threat in attack to Team Ghana, forcing the goalkeeper into making saves.
They eventually broke the deadlock in the 38th minute through a beautiful curler into the top left corner after a mistake by midfielder, Allotey who gave the ball away cheaply in midfield.
The Black Challenge started the second half much better as they kept on mounting pressure on the Morocco defence and forcing goalkeeper into making some wonderful saves.
After a series of pressure, the football gods finally smiled on the Ghanaian side in the dying embers of the game as Hamza Mohammed finished off a beautiful team move to bring Team Ghana back on level terms.
As the place erupted with the crowd singing and cheering them on, Team Ghana, took advantage of the momentum and took the lead.
Captain Richard Attah scored from a beautifully worked freekick to complete and give the Black Challenge a 2-1 lead in extra time to win the trophy for Team Ghana.