Ghana U20 head coach, Abdul Karim Zito, is urging his lads to make history at the ongoing U20 Africa Cup of Nations in Mauritania by winning Ghana’s fourth title at the U20 level.
The Black Satellites beat Gambia 1-0 in the semi-finals on Monday to set up a date in the final against Uganda, who also beat Tunisia 4-1, on March 6, 2021, at the Stade Olympique in Nouakchott.
Zito says the opportunity to make history on Saturday should be the driving force for the Black Satellites to strive towards winning the title.
“They have an opportunity to make a name for themselves. They have an opportunity to write their names in Ghana’s history books,” he said, as quoted by footballmadeinghana.com.
“That should be their driving force when we go into the final,” Zito stressed.“We finished third in our group but that did not affect us.
“We have gone on to show good performances from the quarters to the semi-finals, and that is because we had to change our attitude and approach games differently.
“We have a very strong mentality when playing, and for us, this is a tournament and not a league.
“The most important thing is to win, but we are trying as much as possible to add beauty to goal scoring. We want to have that mentality to win games, and that has been the secret for the last two matches.
“Things are going positively for us, and we are playing according to our plan. We will try to go into the final and win.
“When we came here, our target was on the ultimate prize and now we are just one step away,”
“I trust in the players that they have that edge to do it. I have been with some of them from Under-15 and I am not just a coach to them but a father and a friend.
“We have worked together in this journey and we will do so to the end.”