Ghana’s Black Satellites came from behind to defeat Benin 3-1 in the first leg of their 2019 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations qualifying decider on Saturday.
Saliou Allagbani shot the visitors in front on 28 minutes.
The Young squirrels kept their one-goal lead into the break.
Coach Jimmy Cobblah’s men however returned strongly in the second half and grabbed a deserved equalizer through WAFA SC forward Richard Danso just on the hour mark.
Skipper Issahaku Konda the put Ghana ahead by connecting home from a corner kick on 72 minutes.
The game looked to be heading for a slim 2-1 victory for the Satellites until Danso popped at the end of a poor clearance by Benin defender Aubin Videkon to curl in his brace five minutes from time.
Ghana take a 3-1 lead into the second leg scheduled for Stade René Pleven d’Akpakpa in Cotonou next Friday, August 10.