Ghana U20 chief Afriyie hopes for injury-free squad ahead of Gabon return tie
Black Satellites committee chairman Georg Afriyie hopes none of the country’s Under-20 players pick up serious injuries before they meet Gabon in the return fixture of the 2015 African Youth Championship.
The Black Satellites were held to a pulsating 0-0 draw by the Gabonese in the first leg tie held at the Accra sports stadium.
But the team’s abysmal showing has largely been attributed to the absence of certain key players including striker Sulley Mohammed and defender Stephen Aidoo.
“We missed a couple of first team players due to injury and that also played a role in the result,” he said
“I am only hoping that they can recover quickly before the return leg. Sulley and Aidoo are our top players and so their absence affected our game plan.
“I am also praying that we don’t pick up any more injuries.”
The Black Satellites will travel to Libreville in two weeks time ahead of the decisive return leg.