2019 U-20 AFCON: Black Satellites coach Jimmy Cobblah eyes win over Burkina Faso in Group B opener

Published on: 04 February 2019

Ghana U-20 coach Jimmy Cobblah is hopeful of picking all three points in their opening game against Burkina Faso on Monday at the Africa Youth Championship in Niger.

The fixture was initially scheduled on Sunday, however, it was postponed to Monday following problems with the floodlights at the Stade de Maradi.

Speaking to Graphic Sports ahead of the game, the experienced gaffer is confident his outfit will be up for the task as the country seeks another World Cup qualification at the tournament.

“I’m expecting the boys to come out strongly in all aspects to win as we help them from the touchline,” Cobblah told Graphic Sports.

“As you know, it is the first match of the tournament and a must-win game for us.

“I have been able to [find out about] them [Burkina Faso] a bit. Every team in the group has to be taken seriously and we are focused on doing just that.

“It [preparation] is going well as the understanding [among players] is growing. Likewise the love for one another, which goes with team spirit.”

Black Satellites have to win two of their three matches in order to qualify for the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland.