Posted On Thursday, 4th April 2013
Ghana FA president Kwesi Nyantakyi believes the Black Satellites have the credentials to win the 2013 FIFA U20 World Cup in Turkey.
Nyantakyi was impressed by the team’s performance at the just ended African Youth Championship in Algeria.
The Black Satellites were edged 5-4 on penalties to Egypt in the final match played at the Ahmed Zabana Stadium in Oran.
Ghana will play France on 21 June in Istanbul before engaging USA three days later and Spain on 27 June in Kayseri.
Nyantakyi, under whose tenure Ghana won a historic FIFA U20 World Cup trophy in 2009, says the current set-up are capable of repeating that feat.
“Three of you were chosen among the best XI, two of you in the reserve team and you made us every proud with this performance,” Nyantakyi said.
“We are looking forward that at the World Cup in June/July in Turkey, this team will make a case for Ghana.
“We lost this championship( African U20 tournament) by inches through the penalty shoot-out and I hope the technical team will pick up the pieces for us to go to Turkey and win this time not silver but gold.”