Ghana U20 male coach Jimmy Cobblah wants to use the WAFU U-20 championship to assess his players ahead of their participation at next year's African Youth Championship.
The Black Satellites have arrived in Togo for the WAFU championship which begins on Thursday.
According to coach Cobblah this mini tournament offers him an opportunity to look at the players for the tournament in Niger.
“This tournament has come at the right time and we are set to have it as a starting point for preparation ahead of Africa Youth Championship,” he said.
“The tournament will also assist as to access our players since most of them are locally based footballers in other to ensure we have a side that can create competition for the players”.
“In our qualifiers we had five professional players we never brought on board, during our qualification some of our boys were scouted to Europe and we never brought them on board. So we have come with these players to see those that can do well so we select them to give our other boys a good competition”.
Ghana are in group B with Nigeria, Niger and Benin.