Don’t neglect Black Satellites team – Frimpong Manso

Former coach of Asante Kotoko, Frimpong Manso has thrown his weight behind coach Jimmy Cobblah and the Black Satellites team after their abysmal performance in the on-going U-20 AFRICA Cup of Nations which saw the team exit the competition.

The former World champions were crash out of the tournament after losing 1:0 to Mali in the final group game on Saturday.

Jimmy Cobblah has come under intense pressure after failing to assemble the best players for the tournament but Frimpong Manso has leapt to the defense of the team claiming that they are not the worst squad ever.

“I will agree with the coach in a sense that, his preparation started during the WAFU and he realised some of the players were not fit during the WAFU so he had to invite new players, he told Asempa FM.

“With the new set of players he had to start new preparations. In a way, I will agree with him in the sense that he didn’t get ample time to prepare the team. In football, if the results are not positive, you are going to be blamed.”

“We cannot say this team is the worst U-20 team. Some coaches were not able to qualify the team to the tournament.”

“We have to look at the individual qualities in the team and promote those players to U-23. They shouldn’t be neglected. We shouldn’t condemn the players and the team, he added.

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