Sports News of Tuesday, 11 December 2018
Ghana U20 male coach Jimmy Cobblah is very optimistic of his team's chances going into their game against Nigeria on Tuesday.
The Black Satellites will take on their counterparts from Nigeria in a second group game at the ongoing WAFU Under-20 competition in Togo.
Ghana started the competition on a jerky note with a 1-0 defeat to Niger- that results puts the team in a position where anything short of a victory in their game against Nigeria will see them out.
Coach Jimmy Cobblah wants to avoid that.
"I was not disappointed with my team's performance because we played very well. Our defeat was due to do missed opportunities which we have to work on in our next game.
"We are here to use the tournament as a preparatory ground for the continental campaign. I think luck also eluded us because we had so many opportunities to score," Coach Cobblah said.
Meanwhile, Satellites skipper, Issahaku Kinda, has praised coach Cobblah for putting the team in good shape within two weeks of preparations and blamed the absence of a competitive league in the country as having affected their play at some point in the game.
Konda was confident the team would bounce back in their next game against Nigeria in order to ensure their participation in the competition was meaningful.
"We lost but played better and I have to give thanks to my coach for preparing us within just two weeks. I can say that the absence of league in our country also affected us in most parts of the game," the skipper observed.