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Black Challenge Departs for Egypt to Defend AAFCON Title

The Black Challenge, Ghana’s amputee football team, departed Accra in style on Friday, bound for Egypt and the 2024 Africa Amputee Cup of Nations (AAFCON).

The team, dressed in their Accra 2023 African Games attire, traveled via Africa World Airlines with a transit stop in Lagos, Nigeria.

With 25 players and the technical team on board, the Accra 2023 1st African Para Games champions are confident in their ability to defend their title and qualify for the 2026 World Cup. Coach Stephen Richard Obeng’s team completed their pre-tournament training camp in Accra on Friday.

Ghana is drawn in Group C alongside Kenya, Gambia, and Algeria. The Black Challenge will face Gambia in their opening match on Sunday, May 19th, 2024, at 21:30 hours.

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