Ghana U17 coach reveals plan to beat Nigeria

Sports News of Saturday, 15 September 2018



Karim Zito, coach of Black Starlets

Ghana U17 coach Karim Zito says he has mapped out a good strategy to beat Nigeria on Saturday to win the WAFU Zone B Africa Cup qualifying tournament.

The Black Starlets come up against their arch-rivals in the grand finale in Niamey.

Ghana remains the only undefeated side at the competition having won two and drawn one in the three games it has played thus far.

But Nigeria will be starting as favourites particularly due to their size superiority.

Coach Zito, however, believes he has worked out a game plan that will ensure his side comes up tops in Saturday’s clash.

“I have seen Nigeria on two occasions and they are a very good side with a lot of qualities,” he told

“They have a better physique than my boys but we also have some unique qualities which we can use to our advantage.

“My boys are mentally very tough and I believe our high pressing to stop them from combining play effectively will do the trick the trick for us.”

Only the winner of Saturday’s final will qualify to play at next year’s Africa Junior Championships to be hosted by Tanzania.

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