Zambia surprised us- Tetteh


(By Veronica Commey, GNA. Courtesy Global Haulage Co. Ltd.)    

M’bour, Mar. 12, GNA – Black Satellites ‘ coach Sellas Tetteh has said his side was surprised by the quality of opposition Zambian mounted in their 2-1 win over the latter on Thursday.

Substitute Samuel Afful struck late to earn Ghana qualification to the World Youth Championship after the team rallied to beat Zambia 2-1 in a second Group B match at the Caroline Faye Stadium in M’bour.

Tetteh said in a post-match interview that ‘I was surprised by Zambia’s quality today. They came out gun blazing from all corners. The Zambia we saw against Mali was a different team all together compared to what we faced today.

‘Although they lost, I congratulate them for offering us a match of our lives. We are happy to have won but cannot confidently say it was an easy game. They were very physical and played vey well too.”

The Black Satellites had their backs against the wall two minutes into the match when Dave Daka scored, following some poor defending in the Ghana area to beat goalkeeper Mutawakilu Seidu in post.

Asiedu Attobrah drew parity for Ghana in the 26 minutes against the run of play when the Satellites earned a free kick in the area of the Zambians who until then proved dominant.

Ghana returned from recess the better side and had a few chances upfront but poor finishing ensured Zambian got off the hook repeatedly.

The result means Ghana join Nigeria and Mali as the first three teams to have qualified to represent Africa at the 2015 U-20 World Cup in New Zealand in May.

GNA


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