Coach Karim Zito has expressed delight at his team’s 4-0 win in their U-20 Africa Cup of Nations opening match against Tanzania.
A brace from Percious Boah and goals from Abdul Fatawu Issahaku and Joselpho Barnes saw the Black Satellites record an emphatic win over their Tanzanian counterparts on Tuesday.
Speaking at the Post match press conference, Coach Zito stated that he is elated to win his opening match of the competition.
The Coach further intimated that the win will boost the confidence of his players ahead of the next game.
Ghana are known to be slow starters in competition so it’s good that this time around we’ve changed that story”.
“Am happy we won against Tanzania because though we scored 4 goals, it was not an easy match. They have some really good players but in football you are always punished with your mistakes”.
“It’s a good start for us and it will propel the way players for the matches against Morocco and Gambia. It’s also good for their confidence”, the head coach of the side stated at the press conference.
Coach Zito however indicated that though the weather was not favorable for his players, he is confident that they will be accustomed to it before their subsequent games.
“Matches between Ghana and Morocco at every level are always tough. We are both coming into the game as zonal champions so we are expecting a very tough game.”
“For now we will strategize on how to approach the game against Morocco to ensure that we qualify to the next stage of the competition”, he added.
The second group game against Morocco is scheduled to kick off at 7pm on Friday, February 19.
The Moroccans also won their opening game by a lone goal against The Gambia.