The Black Satellites coach reacts to his workforce’s perceived underwhelming displaying in Benin
Ghana coach Abdul Karim Zito is unperturbed by criticism of his workforce’s perceived low high quality of soccer displayed on the ongoing Wafu Better Cup of Nations in Benin regardless of making Saturday’s final towards Burkina Faso.
The Black Satellites are set to tackle the younger Stallions within the event climax, 4 days after edging Niger in a penalty shoot-out after a 0-0 draw past extra-time.
That was after a disappointing 1-0 loss to Cote d’Ivoire of their final group recreation and a hard-fought 1-0 conquer Nigeria within the event opener.
“Everyone has his own opinion; this is a tournament that goes with winning and not about who plays good football,” Zito mentioned, as reported by the Ghana Football Association’s official web site.
“When you have a look at our preparation, we couldn’t get too many matches to play. The extra you play, the extra you construct cohesion, aptitude and workforce work.
“Through no fault of ours, we had to cope with a pandemic so not many video games had been performed earlier than the event.
“Not even one excessive profile match with an African workforce was performed earlier than we got here right here so it’s good that after all of the setbacks, we’ve made it to the Africa U20 Cup of Nations.
“Most of the boys too are new so it’s okay for me to get Ghana to the tournament.”
Qualification to the Wafu B Cup final secured Ghana a spot on the 2021 Africa U20 Cup of Nations to be held in Mauritania.
“Sometimes, it’s about the situation you find yourself in. You don’t necessarily have to play beautiful football to get results,” Zito added.
“We had been ready the place we wanted to get outcomes inside a brief interval. So, we deliberate for outcomes as an alternative of enjoying positive, positive soccer.
“The fine, fine football is good, that is what we are used to, as a people. But for now, I am happy with the progress of the team. The fine, fine football will come later.”
Next 12 months’s African championship will in flip function qualifiers for the U20 World Cup later that 12 months in Indonesia, with the highest 4 in Mauritania successful tickets to characterize the continent in Indonesia.