Captain of the National U20 team Zubairu Ibrahim says the Black Satellites will count on their strengths when they come up against Nigeria in the opening WAFU-B U20 Championship match on Sunday, May 8, 2022 in Niamey, Nigeria.
According to the skipper of the side, the months of training at the Ghanaman Soccer Centre of Excellence (GSCE) has prepared the team for the competition which kicked off on Saturday.
Speaking to Ghanafa.org after the team’s final training session on Saturday, Zubairu emphasized that the Black Satellites are focused on defending the title Ghana won in the last edition of the Championship in Benin, two years ago.
“We had a lot of sessions in Prampram so we are well-prepared for this competition. We are here to defend the title we won and return the trophy to Ghana
“Though we know games against Nigeria at every level are difficult, we are not under pressure and we will play according to our game plan”.
“We believe in our team and we believe in our strengths and hopefully that will help us deliver a win against Nigeria on Sunday”, Zubairu stated.
He called on Ghanaians to support the team as the tournament kicks off with an assurance that the team is poised to make the nation proud again.
Ghana’s opening match against Nigeria will kick off at 5pm local time(4pm GMT) at the Stade Stade Général Seyni Kountché in Niamey.
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