Head coach of the Ghana national under-20 men’s football team, Sellas Tetteh, is optimistic that his team will qualify from what he terms ‘a difficult group’ in the upcoming Orange Africa U-20 Championship Senegal 2015 that runs from 8th to 22th March.
The Black Satellites have been placed in Group B alongside South Africa, Mali and Zambia, a group that many have labeled as very difficult for the Ghanaians, judging from the other Group (A) which has Senegal, Nigeria Congo and Cote d’Ivoire.
The draw of the Orange CAF U-20 Championship Senegal 2015 was held on Sunday, 21 December 2014 at the CAF headquarters in Cairo, Egypt.
“I just heard about the fixtures and the Groups and I must say, none of the groups is easy, but we are very confident that come what may we will qualify and move to the next stage of the competition”, Sellas Tetteh told sportscrusader.com.
“It’s a good thing we now know whom we are going to face at the group stages and it will inform our preparations from now on because we will have footage of those teams in the coming says and know what to do at each particular time.”
Ghana kick start their tournament with a match against South Africa in the opening match on 9 March 2015, whilst Mali take on Zambia, both at the Caroline Faye Stadium.
Three days later at the same venue, South Africa will engage and Mali whilst Zambia battles Congo.
On 15 March 2015, Ghana will face Mali in an-all West African affair at the Caroline Faye Stadium whilst Southern African duo, South Africa and Zambia cross swords at the Leopold Senghor Stadium.