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The defender says the team has now turned attention to the upcoming World Youth Championship in Turkey as they seek to replicate the feat of the 2009 squad

Black Satellites skipper Lawrence Lartey is optimistic the team can replicate the success story of the 2009 squad.

Ghana won the 2009 Fifa World Youth Championship in Egypt under the technical tutelage of current coach Sellas Tetteh and the Ashgold defender said this current Satellites team can emerge winners of the 2013 Fifa U20 World Cup in Turkey.

Ghana have been drawn in the ‘Group of Death’ for the tournament in Turkey where they come up against European champions Spain, France and USA.

However, Lartey, who was included in Caf’s best XI at the African U20 tournament in Algeria, is positive they can nick Ghana a second world U20 trophy.
“We were looking forward to win the tournament in Algeria but we couldn’t so now that there is a World Cup ahead we will prepare well and make an impact there,” the defender said.

“Now we have a World Cup tournament to play and I believe we can do what we couldn’t do here there,” the centre-back told reporters after the draw.

The Black Satellites lost out the 2013 African Youth Championship title to Egypt 5-4 on penalties after the game ended 1-1 in regulation time in Algeria.