Satellites inching closer to semis

17 years ago

Ghana could secure a semi-final place in the Sasol Eight Nations tournament with a win over West African rivals, Ivory Coast.

A win in Friday afternoon’s game at the Meadowlands Stadium in Soweto will see the Black Satellites who top Group B after producing a 3-1 win over Lesotho on Wednesday go six points at the top.

Ghana coach, Sulley Mohammed is counting on the Black Satellites to make a big impact at the Sasol eight-nations tournament with a semi-final berth his target for now.

Sulley Mohammed wants his side to get past the group stage games with matches against Ivory Coast and the young Pharaohs of Egypt coming up.

"We did not do very well at the Toulon tournament in France so we're aiming to make a big impact at this tournament," the Ghana coach said.

"The boys know each other better now and know what is expected of them so we're aiming to make it to the semis.”

In the other group fixture, Lesotho, who lost to Ghana in their group B opening game at the Eldorado Park Stadium, still have hope of making it to the next round.

They face Egypt, who shared a point with Ivory Coast on Wednesday at the Eldorado Park Stadium.

The top teams from each group advance to the semi-finals stage of the competition.