Head coach of the Ghana U-20 side, Karim Zito feels very elated after securing a semi final and World Cup spot in the ongoing CAF Youth Championship in Mauritania last Thursday in Nouakchott.
The Black Satellites defeated Cameroon 4-2 on penalties after a 1-1 stalemate to cruise into the next stage of the competition eliminating the deemed-favourites of the tourney after the group stages.
Kevin-Prince Milla gave the Cameroonians the lead in the extra time with Frank Boateng getting the equalised just a minute after to send the game to penalty shootouts moving on to bag the man of the match accolade in the game.
Coach Karim Zito after the match expressed his excitement and stated he is very proud of himself and the boys for the semi final and World Cup qualification tagging it as a huge achievement for him.
"I am very proud of the boys and also proud of myself for qualifying."
''But before I go deep into your question, I want to take this opportunity to thank my fellow coaches at home who never stopped trusting in me; giving me all sort of encouragement that we can make it and truly to their words, we have made it and I can say we have qualified for the World Cup."
''And this is a big achievement for me and the boys themselves too.''
The Black Satellites of Ghana will now face the Hippos of Uganda in a crunchy semi final clash of the ongoing competition.