Tanko: Black Meteors, Lions result fair

Ghana U-23 national team, Black Meteors coach, Ibrahim Tanko says the 1-1 draw encounter against the Lions of Cameroon in the Africa U-23 Championship opener was a fair result for both sides.

“It is a fair result for both teams. Now we will focus and prepare for our next match against Egypt”, the Black Meteors Head Coach stated.

Coach Tanko added that after going a goal down in the second half he had to make some tactical changes to avoid defeat in the opening match.

“We were a goal down and realised we needed energy in our midfield so I had to make those changes.

“The change of play in the second half is also part of our game plan. If you watch our previous games we always score in the second half and today we managed to do that again”, he explained.

Ghana now needs a win against Egypt to boost their chances of making it to the semi finals and the head of the technical team believes the team can win today despite the tough sides in the group.

“All the eight teams in the competition are strong and our group in particular has strong and powerful African football countries but we will try our best to win against Egypt and stay in the tournament”, he emphasized.

Ghana’s second match against Egypt is scheduled to kick off at 8:00pm (6:00pm GMT). –

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