Ghana’s U-20 male soccer side, the Black Satellites have exited the ongoing CAF championship in Niger after a two streak loss to Senegal and Mali respectively.
And explaining what accounted for the defeat, head coach of the Satellites, Jimmy Cobblah attributed it to
poor preparation after a six-month camping program and close to 30 games
The team needed at least a draw in the final game against Mali to automatically grab a place in the 2019 U20 FIFA World Cup in Poland but lost 0-1 on Saturday.
However, coach Cobblah, whose outfit were camped for almost six months and played close to 30 friendly games, believes his outfit suffered in the tournament due to lack of adequate preparations ahead of the competition.
“Preparation is very important in such a tournament, and we didn’t have enough preparation,” Jimmy said after the Mali loss.
He added “Competition is very key and as you all know, there is no football in our country.”
Meanwhile, the team is expected home from Niger today.
By Kofi Owusu Aduonum