After booking a ticket to the semi – final of the ongoing African Youth Championship in Senegal and to the World Cup in New Zealand in May later this year, head coach of the Black Satellites Sellas Tetteh says Zambia was the most difficult opponent he has played so far.
The Ghana national U -20 team came from a goal down to beat Zambia 2-1 in Mbour, and Sellas Tetteh gave credit to the Zambians because the Satellites had to dig deep for the win.
“This is the most difficult game we have played out of the two games played, and it’s good that we met such a tough opponent very early in the tournament,” the 2009 U-20 World Cup winner said in a post match press conference.
According to him the challenge by the Zambian team will toughen his team and make them [Black Satellites] prepare for future opponents. ‘…[this] will get us prepared, get us ready and get us alert,’ he stated.
The former Liberty Professionals boss also paid credit to the Zambians for giving his side a run for their money.
“I give credit to the Zambians; they stretched us. We [Black Satellites] were also good: we did very well, we did all the right things at the right time and it worked to perfection.”
Midfielder Clifford Aboagye who was named man of the match also said his immediate aim is to help the team win the African cup FIRST, then the focus will be moved to the World Cup in May.
“I think we have to aim at winning this African cup and then think about the World Cup. We have so many days ahead to prepare ourselves (for the World Cup).
“So, first of all, we have to think about what is at stake now. We have to think about the semi – final, before the final, and then, winning the African cup and then think of the World Cup.”
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