CAF U-20 AFCON: Gambia coach Mattar M'Boge admits there is pressure after drawing Ghana in Group C

Published on: 25 January 2021

The head coach for the Gambia U-20 team, Mattar M'Boge has admitted that there is pressure after drawing against the Ghana U-20 team in the upcoming CAF U-20 Total Africa Cup of Nations tournament.

At the end of the draw for the youth tournament in Cameroon today, the Young Scorpions find themselves in Group C.

The winners of the WAFU Zone A tournament last year face competition from the Black Satellites of Ghana, and the U-20 teams from Tanzania and Morocco.

Preview to the rich history of the Ghana U-20 team, Coach Mattar M'Boge says it will not be easy.

“…you don't want to go there and say all the group is going to be easy and then close because when you have this tough task to qualify to the group stages by the time you get to the knockout once everything goes well, you are well through into high-level football.

“Anytime Ghana is playing we know that the whole country is watching, we know that the whole country is wishing them to win the same to Morocco, same to Tanzania and same to the Gambia so we know that you go down to bring the best, yes the pressure is there but you have to take that as something positive to go and bring the best in these games so every match you put in the high-quality football,” coach Mattar M'Boge said in an interview with Ashh FM after the draw.

Ghana and Gambia will lock horns in the final group C match of the CAF U-20 AFCON tournament set to be staged in Mauritania from Sunday, February 14, to Thursday, March 4, 2021.