After winning 3-1 in the first leg at Nakivubo Stadium last weekend, the Ghanaians now need a win of over two goals to qualify for the next stage where the winner faces either Morocco or Gambia.
Paul Nkatta, the national coach of the Under 20 team- the Hippos is optimistic that his team will overcome Ghana’s Black Satellites when the two teams clash on August 11 in the second leg of the 2013 Africa Youth Championship qualifier. After winning 3-1 in the first leg at Nakivubo Stadium last weekend, the Ghanaians now need a win of over two goals to qualify for the next stage where the winner faces either Morocco or Gambia.
Nkata says that his team will be cautious in its approach against the Ghanaian team. He says that his boys are not scared of the Ghanaians saying that he is sure they also score in Ghana. The 2009 Africa and World Cup Youth Champions Ghana have came under attack by the public back home after their loss to Uganda last weekend. Nkatta, a former national midfielder told URN that they are trying to have as many build-up games as possible to make sure the team gets good match practice.
The Ghana team has already camped in Northern Ghana in the Tamale State where the game will be played. Meanwhile, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has appointed a set of four referees from Benin to be in charge of the return leg at the Tamale Sports stadium. According to FUFA’s spokesman Rogers Mulindwa, the match officials appointed include Kiagou Moumouni (centre referee), and will be assisted by Kouton G. Narcisse and Dina Babadjide Bienvenu. Tohouegnon Gustave will be the reserve referee and Nigeria’s Bolaji Ojo-Oba will be the match commissioner.
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