Ghana coach Paa Kwesi Fabin says the Black Starlets are ready to salvage their campaign in Saturday’s decisive clash with Ivory Coast in Casablanca.
The Black Starlets need to beat the Group B leaders and hope the other group game between Nigeria and Congo does not end in a draw to qualify for the semi finals of the competition.
“This is a crucial match that will determine our fate in this group and we will do our very best to salvage our campaign,” Paa Kwesi told www.ghanafa.org after the team’s final training session on Friday.
“We can’t afford to slip up in this match as there will be no opportunity for us to make amends because this is the final group game. we are aware of the significance of this match and it means so much to us.”
Ghana’s campaign suffered a major setback in the opening game after losing 6-1 to Nigeria but the Black Starlets came back from a goal down to snatch a vital draw against Congo in the second match.
The Black Starlets showed significant improvement in the game against the Congolese and Paa Kwesi Fabin is hopeful the boys will further improve against Ivory Coast.
“Everybody has been working extra hard since the opening day disappointment and the second game,” he said.
“We showed improvement in the second game and we have been working to be better in the most important match of the group stage.
“I’m optimistic the hard work and the improvement will manifest against the Ivorians.”