M’bour, Mar. 10, GNA – Black Satellites’ captain, Owusu Bempah is rallying this colleagues to step up to the plate despite winning their first match at the African Youth Championship (AYC), in Senegal.
Ghana began her campaign on a head start following 2-0 victory over the Amajitas of South Africa at the Caroline Faye Stadium, in M’bour on Monday.
Bempah insists the team can make no excuses for wasted opportunities in the match the Satellites won with two first half goals.
“We did not take our chances as required. We clearly created a lot of opportunities and could have won by a wider margin. But we did not do well at taking them.
“There is room for improvement and we must go back to training and listen to whatever the coach will say and try to do them in our remaining matches.”
The defender said “In football, it is important to learn to finish off chances when you get them so that you do not get punished. We have to work on that.”
An own goal by South African, Thamsanqa Masiya and another from Benjamin Tetteh handed Ghana three points, her first opening win under coach Sellas Tetteh since 2009.
Ghana will next play Zambia on Thursday, before wrapping up the group against Mali on Sunday, in the tournament that serves the qualifiers for Africa’s representatives at the next World Youth Championship (WYC), in New Zealand in May.
(Veronica Commey, GNA. Courtesy Global Haulage Co. Ltd)
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