Black Satellites coach, Yaw Preko, is confident of leading the national Under-20 team (Black Satelites) to leave a mark in the upcoming Africa Games.
The Black Satellites of Ghana are participating in the African Games in Morocco on August 19.
Speaking on Wamputu Sports, a Happy FM sports show, Coach Preko said, “My target for this African games is to top our group and qualify for the next stage of the competition then we’ll take game after game. Looking at Emmanuel Tiku’s qualities and attitude, I know he has what it takes to lead the team as the captain”.
He, therefore called on Ghanaians to support them inj prayer. “I urged Ghanaians to remember us in prayers and also continue supporting the team. We are ready for the competition, although we trained for a very short time. We will deliver to make Ghana proud.”
The Satellites, who were drafted to replace the Black Meteors for this competition due to their engagement in the Africa Under-23 championship have been drawn in the same group, with reigning Africa Under-20 Cup of Nations’ Champions, Mali, as well as Senegal and Burundi.
The Satellites take on Burundi in the opening group match at the Stade Municipal in Kenitra on August 17 before playing their second game against Senegal four days later.
Ghana will wrap up their group stage campaign with a game against Mali on August 24, and the ex-Accra Hearts of Oak player is certain to play one of the best games in the tournament to ensure that Ghana’s name is put in the continental competition’s history books.
By: Joseph Nii Ankrah