Karim Zito sets eye on WAFU Zone B Championship

Head coach of the Black Starlets, Abdul Karim Zito, has reiterated that it will be a failure if Ghana does not “win the ultimate” of the ongoing 2018 WAFU Zone B U-17 AFCON qualifiers.

According to him, it will be a plus to the player development agenda should Ghana defeat Nigeria in the final.

The Ghana U-17 side defeated Ivory Coast by 2-1  in semifinal on Wednesday, September 12  to set up a meeting with Nigeria on Saturday to battle for the sole ticket to the juvenile championship in Tanzania.

“If I am not able to win the ultimate, it’s a failure because Ghana has failed to qualify, but in terms of development it’s a plus,” Zito said.

The Golden Eaglets also defeated hosts Niger by 2-1 in the other semifinal of the regional qualification tournament.

Ghana finished as the Group A winners with four points from two matches before crushing out the Ivorians.

However, the Black Starlets will be hoping to continue their winning ways in the final as his target of clinching the ultimate is against one of Ghana’s bitterest rival in football.

The final will hold on Saturday with the winner of the WAFU Zone B representing the zone at the 2019 U-17 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) scheduled to hold in Tanzania.

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