Ghana’s U-20 coach Karim Zito is happy his side managed to secure qualification to the last eight of the Africa U-20 Cup of Nations despite loss to the Gambia in the final group C game on Monday.
Ghana progressed to the last 8 as one of the best third-placed teams at the tournament.
“Everyone wants to beat Ghana. I won’t take anything from the Gambia they did very well, we came all out to win they also came out to win and at the end of the day those who took their chances won,” Zito during the post-match conference.
“Congratulations to the Gambia coach, but what mattered was to qualify and that was the most important thing. I wanted to top the group, but I couldn’t,” he added.
Ghana won their first game against Tanzania 4-0, before a draw against table-toppers Morocco.
The Black Satellites looked to be in control after taking an early lead through Fatawu Abdul Issahaku.
The three-time champions will face Cameroon in the first quarterfinal game on Thursday.