After a 1-1 draw in the away encounter, Ghana Football Association President, Kurt Okraku, urged the Black Meteors to secure a spot at the U-23 AFCON tournament by overcoming Algeria in the second leg.
Okraku rallied the team during a meeting with players after their training session on Saturday evening, asking them to put the result behind them and focus on winning the upcoming match.
He expressed confidence that the team could progress beyond the AFCON tournament and earn a spot at the next summer Olympics in Paris.
Okraku encouraged the team to stay focused on this goal, saying that it had been 19 years since Ghana last participated in the Olympics.
“Let’s forget the result and let’s get ourselves prepared for a new game against Algeria,” Okraku said. “It’s a game that will take us to not only the AFCON in Morocco but will give us a chance to qualify to the Olympic games which we haven’t featured in since 2004.”
The second leg of the U-23 AFCON qualifiers will take place on Tuesday at Baba Yara Sports Stadium.