By Patrick Akoto
Ghana youth midfielder Mumuni Abubakar is wary of the threat Morocco will pose but insists the Black Satellites will beat them to qualify to next year’s African Youth Championship.
The Ghanaians produced a spellbinding display to advance to the final qualifying round after thrashing Uganda 3-0 in the reverse fixture at the Tamale stadium over the weekend.
The East African side took a healthy 3-1 lead into the encounter but goals from Moses Odjer, Ebenezer Assaquah and Emmanuel Gyamfi ensured the home side record a 4-3 aggregrate win to set-up a meeting with North African giants Morocco.
The Mamelodi Sundowns enforcer believes they can upstage their opponent in the final hurdle.
“We are looking forward to playing them (Morocco). We know they are a good side who will not come cheap at all,” Abubaar said
“But I have no doubt in my mind that with the kind of players that we have, we can finish off the business,”
“They are going to be tough customers but we must also believe in ourselves that we can do it and that spirit for me will help us attain that dream,”
“We really want to qualify to the Championship and the only way for us to get there is to go past the Moroccans.”
The West African side are desperate to qualify to the championship to be staged in Algeria next year after they were bundled out from the group phase in the last edition in 2011.