Satellites ready for African challenge

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Ghana hope to get off their African Youth Championship qualifying off to a winning start on Sunday when they play Namibia in the first round qualifying stage.

Fuelled on by the exploits of the treble-winning Under-20 side in 2009, the new generation of the Black Satellites are confident of mounting a successful defence.

The new side will be seeking to match both the African and world titles together with the Wafu trophy that Ghana won in 2009.

New Under-20 coach Orlando Wellingtion, a product of the treble winning team is charging his new side to replicate the past successes in their opening qualifier.

"Infact, this present Black Satellites means a lot to me as a coach and for my career as a young coach. I know and believe I can achieve something good with this team for the nation," coach Orlando said earlier this week.

Mahatma Otoo, one of the key personnel in the Black Satellites squad insists players of the present national U-20 side are good enough to bring glory to the nation.

“Our predecessors did it with three titles so we have a lot to live up to but there is no pressure,” he said. “Ghanaians should expect a lot from us because we have fit and players with good skills to win big”.