African Youth Championships: Black Satellites will beat Benin, assures head coach Jimmy Cobblah

Published on: 01 August 2018

Black Satellites head coach Jimmy Cobblah is confident Ghana will beat Benin when the two teams meet over the weekend in the African Youth Championships.

Ghana will be heading into the match hoping to record a convincing win in the first leg to ease pressure ahead of the second leg of the final round of qualifiers.

The government halted all football-related activities in the country following the investigative piece by ace journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas on corruption in Ghana football leading to the rescheduling of the match after it was slated to be played on July 13.

Due to the absence of football in the country, the players have managed to upgrade their fitness after several days of camping at the Ghanaman Soccer Centre of Excellence at Prampram.

However, the experienced trainer says the squad have been put in the right shape and mentality and confidence is high.

“The situation was very bad when we started because there was no football kin the country."

"We kept pushing them and now I can assure you that they are very ready for victory."

“Ghanaians should look out for victory, we are sure we will be victorious."

“I am not sure about the number of goals because we are not prophets and that is in the hands of God but I can assure you that we will win,” he stated emphatically.

The first leg will be played at the Cape-Coast Stadium with the return leg in Cotonou a week later.