U-20 AFCON: Making semis is a big achievement for me – Karim Zito

Black Satellites head coach, Abdul Karim Zito believes Ghana’s qualification to the Semi-final of the 2021 U-20 AFCON tournament is a great accomplishment for not only himself but all coaches in the country.

Ghana’s U-20 team progressed to the semi-final of the competition in Mauritania, after overcoming the young lions of Cameroon 4-2 in a penalty shoot-out, following a 1-1 draw in extra time on Thursday.

The Black Satellites scored all of their first 4 kicks, while Ngoni Ali missed and Danlad Ibrahim saved from Kevin-Prince Milla to hand Karim Zito’s men victory.

Zito says words of encouragement and support from coaches in Ghana helped in getting the victory over Cameroon.

”I am very proud of the boys and also proud of myself for qualifying,” Zito said in his post-match interview.

“I want to thank my colleague coaches back home in Ghana who never stopped trusting in me and gave words of encouragement that this team can make it.”

“This is a big achievement for me and for all Coaches in Ghana”, Coach Zito emphasized.

The Black Satellites will face the winner of the quarter-final match between the Central Africa Republic and the Gambia which is scheduled to take place later on Friday.

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