The head coach of Ghana’s U20 national team, the Black Satellites, Abdul Karim Zito, says finishing third in the group cannot stop them from achieving their goal of emerging as champions of the tournament.
The Black Satellites lost 2-1 to Gambia in their final group game at the ongoing 2021 U20 African Cup of Nations in Mauritania on Monday night, missing out on the opportunity to finish on top of Group C.
Zito believes the defeat is only an opportunity to correct their lapses and plan for the task ahead.
“As I said before the game, every team that plays Ghana comes into the game to fight hard for a win,” Zito said after the game.
“We take nothing from Gambia. They came out to win the game and took advantage of their chances.
“We didn’t get the result we wanted, but qualification to the next round is key because we have another opportunity to correct our mistakes.
“We have not lost hope because finishing third does not mean we can’t achieve our ultimate targets.”
Ghana will take on Cameroon, who won all their games in Group A, in the quarter-finals of the tournament on Thursday, February 25, 2021.