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Afcon U20: Ghana faces Gambia in a must win game today

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The Black Satellites today will face 2007 bronze medalist Gambia, in their last group C match in the ongoing Afcon U-20 Championship in Mauritania.

Gambia seats third in the group C standings with one point, they need a win against the Satellites to boost their chances of making it to the quarter finals. They have been working tirelessly for the game today as said by their coach, knowing that a defeat or draw could send them out of the tournament.
The coach was quoted saying: There’s still 90 minutes left for us so we’re going to concentrate on Ghana now, said Gambia coach M’Boge.

What we saw before the tournament that this will be the group of death, I think we’re seeing it now in the games. We’re looking forward to this last game against Ghana. It is our last opportunity to make sure that we get the points and try to qualify.” He stated

He added that “We decided to try to go for the win, for us it’s a clear objective, and then potentially at the final whistle we can sort of see where we are. We know the other game would be very tough. I’ve made the message to our players to show the world and Africa that Gambia there’s lots of talent.

Mean while the Satellites go into the game today on top of the table after winning against Tanzania and playing draw against Morocco.
Coach Abdul Karim Zito has also been speaking ahead of the game tonight. “In the group everybody can qualify. We were lucky we had four goals against Tanzania, which sends us to the top of the group. Every team wants to finish top of the group, because of that everyone will be fighting so this is a must win match for Ghana. Wanting to be at the top is our priority and we’re going all out.”

The Ghanaians will want to win this tournament to make it four in their history. They last won it in 1993, 1999 and 2009.

Kick off time has been scheduled at 7:PM, note that the group games will play simultaneously. Morocco and Tanzania will also battle for a place in the quarter finals.

Saaka Yakubu Issah

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