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23.02.2021 Football News

U-20 Afcon: We can achieve our aim despite finishing third, says Black Satellites coach Karim Zito

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
U-20 Afcon: We can achieve our aim despite finishing third, says Black Satellites coach Karim Zito
LISTEN FEB 23, 2021

Ghana’s U-20 coach Abdul Karim Zito says they can achieve their target despite finishing third in Group C of the going U-20 Championship in Mauritania.

The Black Satellites lot 2-1 to the Gambia on Monday in the final group game.

The three-time Champions finished as one of the third best-placed teams after falling behind Morocco and Gambia in the Group C table.

While expressing his disappointment at his team’s inability to win the game., Coach Karim Zito admitted that his team lost to a better side.

“Like I said before the game, every team that plays Ghana comes into the game to fight hard for a win. We take nothing from Gambia, they came out to win the game and took advantage of their chances,” he said.

“We didn’t get the result we wanted but qualification to the next round is key because we have another opportunity to correct our mistakes”, he added.

The gaffer remains optimistic that the team could still achieve its ultimate targets for the competition despite finishing third in the group.

“We have not lost hope because finishing third does not mean we can’t achieve our ultimate targets”, he insisted.

Ghana is set to face Cameroon in the quarterfinals stage on Thursday to fight for a place in the semi-final.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

Sports Journalist

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