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Tuesday, 23 February 2021 08:51

Qualification is the most important thing - Ghana U20 coach Karim Zito

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Ghana national U-20 head coach Karim Zito has disclosed after their loss last night that, they couldn't win but advancing to the next stage of the tournament is the most important thing.


The Black Satellites failed to top their group after giving away a goal lead to loose 1-2 to Gambia on Monday night in their last game of the group stages despite still securing qualification.

Abdul Fatawu Issahaku opened the scoring account on the 10th minute with a delicious long range effort to mark his second of the competition.
Quick response from the Gambians who replied just seven minutes after through Kajally Drammeh with a powerful header before Lamarana Jallow's free kick sealed them the victory to land them the second position on the table.
The 2009 champions now finished 3rd in Group C with 4 points and have been tipped as one of the best third place teams having recorded a win in their first game against Tanzania before holding winners Morocco to a stalemate last Friday.
Coach Karim Zito after the match has indicated that's not the results they anticipated since he wanted the team to leave Group C as winners but all in all, they qualifed and that's the most precious thing.
Again, the ex- Dreams FC coach took nothing away from the Gambians commending them for great performance and also admitted they deserve the win.
"Everyone wants to beat Ghana. I won’t take anything from the Gambia they did very well, we came all out to win they also came out to win and at the end of the day those who took their chances won."
"Congratulations to the Gambia coach, but what mattered was to qualify and that was the most important thing. I wanted to top the group, but I couldn’t."
Ghana will now take on competition's huge favourite Cameroon in the quarter finals on Thursday at the Stade de Nouadhibou.
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