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Ethiopia set date with Ghana in 2017 AYC Qualifiers

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Ghana will face off with Ethiopia in the second round of the qualifiers for the 2017 Africa Under-20 Championship.

The three-time continental champions will travel away for the first leg between May 20 and 22 before hosting the return encounter between June 10 and 12.

The Black Satellite drew a bye in the first round of the qualifiers, but have now confirmed a date with Ethiopia following the latter’s victory over Somalia on Friday.

Ethiopia picked up a 2-1 home victory in the first leg in Addis Ababa, before recording a 2-0 away triumph.

The winner of the Ghana-Ethiopia encounter progresses to the third and final round to play the winner of the Tunisia-Senegal tie.

Seven team are expected to join host Zambia for the final championship which runs between February 26 and March 12, 2017.

The top four sides from the African gathering qualify for the 2017 Fifa Under-20 World Cup in South Korea.

Ghana placed third at the 2015 African championship before suffering a last 16 exit at the global fiesta in New Zealand.

The Black Satellites, meanwhile, stepped up preparations for their clash with Ethiopia with a 2-1 friendly victory over Cameroon on Friday.