Satellites face hosts, Algeria in decisive game

11 years ago

Ghana has its work clearly cut out as the Black Satellites play their third and final group match looking to reach the semi-finals at the 2013 African U-20 Championship.

After reviving their qualification hopes following their 1-0 win over Benin, the Black Satellites will enter Friday's decisive game against the hosts, Algeria, in the Group A action in Ain Temouchent aware that the stakes are high.

Sellas Tetteh's side need to avoid defeat to join Egypt as the qualified teams from the group into the last four stage of the Championship.

But the Ghanaian coach knows that the tournament host, with the crowd behind them will chasing for a win to improve their last four hopes.

"I would have preferred to play the hosts with semi-final place secured, but we now have to do it the hard way," Sellas Tetteh said ahead of Friday's game.

"We know what is required from this final group match. I expect an open game with both teams going for a win."

The Black Satellites will be without captain, Lawrence Lartey who is suspended for the game against the hosts.