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Black Satellites boss Abdul Karim Zito awaits the opening game of the competition on Wednesday
Ghana has revenge on their minds as they face arch-rival Nigeria in their first match of the 2020 Wafu B Nations Cup in Benin, says head coach Abdul Karim Zito.
The Black Satellites will face the Flying Eagles at the Stade de Gaules in Porto Novo in the sub-regional championship.
While Ghana drew on matchday one of the Group B match schedule due to the group consisting of just three teams, Nigeria and Ivory Coast settled for a 1-1 draw.
In their last match in the tournament two years ago, Ghana was beaten 4-2 by Nigeria.
“There is a great rivalry between Ghana and Nigeria. So, at all costs, we should make amends. [for the last defeat]”Zito said Footballmadeinghana.
“In football sometimes people say win, lose or draw. It is not about drawing, winning, drawing or amending. We will have the opportunity to amend. Ghana has another chance to amend from the first 4-2 [defeat] they gave us.
“[Nigeria] It is a team that is not tactically solid compared to Cote D’Ivoire, but [our chances] it all depends on the team we are going to play against. Perhaps his motivational factor against Ivory Coast is not the same against Ghana.
“I won’t take it [their threat] the way i saw it there [against Cote d’Ivoire] but I will also build my own self against what I saw. We need a two-game win just to get to the semi-finals. “
The Wafu B Championship serves as qualifiers for the 2021 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations, with the two finalists in Benin securing participation tickets for the continental match.
The African event, in turn, will serve as qualifiers for the 2020 Fifa U20 World Cup, the four semi-finalists are set to represent the continent at the world meeting in Indonesia.
“We need Ghanaians to pray for us and continue to support us,” said Ghana captain Daniel Afriyie. said.
“Our training sessions have been intense and it shows that we are very serious. You must support us and we will hand you victory on Wednesday.
“They [Ghanaians] You shouldn’t lose sleep over our qualifying chances. We will need you to pray for us. We will do our best to win the Ghana trophy. “
Ghana has set its sights on going all the way to play the World Cup for the first time since 2015, when it reached the round of 16 in New Zealand.