U-20 AFCON: Black Satellites coach Karim Zito admits Gambia's game is a must-win

Published on: 21 February 2021

Black Satellites coach Karim Zito has admitted that Monday’s final group match against Gambia is a must-win for his side to ensure qualification to the quarterfinals of the on-going African U-20 Cup of Nations.

The Satellites were held to a goalless draw in their second group game against Morocco which was played at the Stade Municipal Nouadhibou on Friday.

Speaking at the post-match press conference, Coach Zito says that though his side did not create lots of chances, they exhibited their good defensive prowess to keep the Moroccans at bay.

“Like I said before the game, any match involving Ghana and Morocco is a tough match at every level. It was a match of interest and a match of equals. Though we came into the game for a draw, we are okay with the result because four points still puts us in a good place to qualify to the next round”.

“We didn’t create lots of opportunities but defensively we were good because they were on the offensive often. The bottom line now is we must beat Gambia on Monday to seal qualification to the next stage”, he stated.

The Black Satellites will take on Gambia with Morocco also set to face Tanzania simultaneously to determine the final rankings for the group.