Ghana U20 assistant coach Preko calls for calm ahead of Gabon qualifier

Yaw Preko

Yaw Preko

Ghana Under-20 assistant coach Yaw Preko has warned against pressing the panic button ahead of the side’s trip to Gabon for the decisive qualifier for the 2015 African Youth Championship. 

The Ghanaians have their work cut out for them after being held to a disappointing goalless draw at home two weeks ago.

They leave for Libreville on Wednesday night with only one mission – to secure qualification to next year’s championship in Senegal.

Ghana assistant coach Yaw Preko has called for calm in the wake of the growing apprehension among local fans.

“We have to be patient and don’t get discouraged. We have been in such situations in the past and have managed to surmount the challenge,” he said

“We know our destiny is in our own hands and so we have to take it.

“We want to qualify to the African Youth Championship and the only way to do that is to negotiate a win past Gabon.

“It’s going to be very difficult but I believe we can do it. We don’t need to panic and take the game as it comes.”

The Black Satellites clinched silver at the 2013 African Youth Championship in Algeria and went ahead to win bronze at the World Championship in Turkey.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. kwame says:

    Gabon will beat us hands down.

  2. banger says:

    Please pliz romp in Atsu and Wakaso and let them eat cola leaf to beat MRI scan otherwise we’re history.

  3. Dasaitshy says:

    We should just park the bus for 120 minutes and hope the spot kicks favour us.

  4. Dr Who says:

    the left winger and the striker of the Gabonese team are dangerous so better strategy shd be mapped out.Also,their defensive midfielders are good so going through their central defence to score is difficult.Their right back is their weakest link so we shd attack from the wings and take our chances.Our striker in the first leg missed a couple of chances.We can qualify but have to work hard.

  5. banger says:

    What is Kwanku Bonsam saying about the outcome of this match???

  6. Dasaintshy says:

    Looks like somebody likes my “nickname” so he keeps using it to post things around. I know is Mumbi, since he was exposed about his uncircumsized thing he has not been happy… Am not bothered, you can pretend to be “dasaintshy” is okay… You could not even spell it right…. Loll

  7. selfmade says:

    Gabon is a difficult place to win and they are always tough to crack esp at home and we need all the arsenals to win against them!

    They seems to be our Achilles heel esp at home and they have beat us couple of times at their backyard and if we don’t map out a good strategy to contain them, they ll beat us again! The fact that, they drew with us at home shows how strong and dangerous they can be in their country!

    Again, alot of fellas were advocating for Silas to be given the national team but have they changed their minds now?

    Tetteh was exposed during the last under 20 edition in turkey and it seems, Gabon ll expose him more!

    He is turning out to be the greatest Africa youth coach of all time but if he doesn’t improve, he ll certainly reverses all his achievements!

  8. banger says:

    THE APE USIN MY NAME.THE NXT TIME U USE MY NAME AGAIN MAY THUNDER STRIKERS U WHEN ITS RAININ