Ghana coach Cobblah confident of victory over Algeria in U20 qualifier

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The Black Satellites coach believes they have the men to eliminate the Fennec Foxes in the qualifiers

Ghana U20 coach Jimmy Cobblah says his charges are in good form ahead of the return leg against Algeria in the Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.

The Black Satellites picked a goalless draw in the first leg in Algiers a week ago and will welcome the North Africans to the Cape Coast Sports Stadium on Sunday.

“We are in a very high spirit. The boys are aware of what is at stake so everyone is focused and determined,” Cobblah told Happy FM.

“We went to Algeria with 18 players but we have invited others including Samuel Atta Mensah from Germany to be part of the team. We'll surely eliminate them on Sunday," he added.

Cobblah, however, admitted that he is facing injury concerns in camp ahead of the game but hopeful everyone would be passed fit.

“We have slight injury situation in camp but the medical team are doing their best. It’s not a serious injury situation as earlier feared. I believe we'll have a full house and I’m counting on every player to make the nation proud in the return match," he said.

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“I was a bit lucky to have coached some big clubs in Ghana and Togo in the past, so there’s no really a difference between coaching a national team and club sides,” he added.

The winner after the two legs will set up a date in the final round with the winner between Gambia and Benin in July.

 

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