By Ameenu Shardow
Ghana U-20 coach Maxwell Konadu insists his team will not be bullied by Morocco in the African Youth Championship qualifier on Sunday.
The Black Satellites need to protect a 4-1 advantage secured in the first leg in the return encounter of the final qualifier in Rabat.
And despite being mindful of an expected attacking onslaught by the Moroccans to reverse the scoreline in their favour, Konadu says his team will not be mere pushovers.
“We are lucky we won 4-1 here in the first leg, that has given us the upper hand,” he told GHANAsoccernet.com before the team departed early Wednesday morning.
“They (Morocco) have to do all they can to reverse the result but we won’t allow ourselves to be pushed around.
“We will be very cautious and hit them on the counter.”
The Black Satellites just have to avoid defeat to seal qualification to next year’s final to be hosted in Algeria.
The team has struggled to hit the high standards set by the 2009 team that became the first African side to win the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Egypt.