The chairman of Ghana U17 team Fred Crentsil believes the performance of the Black Satellites at the just ended African youth tournament will motivate his side as they prepare for the African Junior Championship in Morocco.
The Black Satellites won silver after losing 5-4 on penalties to Egypt in the final after 1-1 draw after extra-time.
The Black Starlets are currently in Italy on a training tour to fine tune preparations.
Crentsil, who doubles as the vice president of the Ghana Football Association, says the Under 20 teams silver-winning feat will not put pressure on his side.
“I don’t think it put pressure on any of us rather it’s going to motivate us to ensure we get to the finals and at least succeed to bring the cup home,” Crentsil told Joy Sports.
“We have missed out on two tournaments and this is the time that we going in there to ensure we bring back the trophy.
“We have won it before and I believe with the support and prayers of Ghanaians we can go places.”
Ghana will face West African neighbours, Nigeria, Ivory Coast and Congo in Group B.