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Soccer News of Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Source: GFA

Black Satellites going for glory - Konadu

Black Satellites coach Maxwell Konadu says his team will be determined to make the most out of the first leg fixture against Morocco in the final-round qualifier for the 2013 African Youth Championship.

Ghana's men U-20 team hosts the Morocco team at the Tamale Stadium on Sunday.

The aggregate winner over both legs will qualify for next year's Championship in Algeria.

Konadu, who is on temporal duty with the Black Satellites explains that the outcome of the first leg game will have an effect on the return clash.

"There are so many positives that can be taken from the first leg. Whatever the scoreline, be it one, two, three, four goals, will affect how the second leg goes," Konadu told www.ghanafa.org on Wednesday.

"We are in a good position to play to our strengths. We will have our fans backing us so, we need to push on well. We need to able to create chances and take them as when they come.

"The players have been good in training and we hope they reproduce their form to help us win."

The Black Satellites advanced in the qualifiers after beating Uganda on a 4-3 aggregate win.

But with a few days to go, Konadu says they are well aware of how their opponents, Morocco, will attempt to affect the game.

"We know they will want to change the slow down the game and break on the counter. being a typical of North African team, they [Moroccans] are always very disciplined.

"But we have to ensure that the game suits us and not them."

Seven teams will make it from the qualifiers and join hosts, Algeria, in the finals next year.

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