Skipper Yaw Yeboah is optimistic that the Black Meteors will go all out for a win against Egypt and boost Ghana’s chances of making it to the semi-final stage.
The National U-23 came back from a goal down to secure a 1-1 draw in Monday’s opening match against Cameroon.
Ghana’s captain Yeboah is confident that the team will correct their mistakes and come into Monday’s match against Egypt with determination to secure a win.
“We will correct our mistakes and train hard to avoid the mistakes we made in the first game”, YEBOAH told www.ghanafa.org after Friday’s game.
Yeboah admitted that the opening minutes of Friday’s march was difficult because the team needed time to get used to the pitch at the Cairo International stadium and the official ball for the competition.
“Every first game of the tournament is difficult. It was a new environment, new pitch and even a new ball and we have some new players in our squad so our performance in the opening minutes wasn’t because of low confidence.
“We are now used to the ball and used to the pitch and the environment”
“We know winning in the next match could propel us to the next and nothing will stop us from going for the win”, he added.
Yeboah was substituted in the second half on Friday, a decision he belie E.S. was precautionary and to prepare him for the teams upcoming matches.
“ I had a knock in the second half which really affected my play and I had to come out of the game for treatment and to ensure that I get fit for our next crucial games”, explained Yeboah.
Ahead of Monday’s match, the Black Meteors skipper has called on Ghanaians to continue supporting the team as they fight for a ticket to represent Africa at the 2020 Olympic games
“The first game has given us confidence. Ghanaians should believe in us to get the win on Monday and qualify us to the next round”, the midfielder reiterated.
Ghana’s match against Egypt will kick off at 8pm local time (6pm GMT) on Monday after the Cameroon’s match against Mali.