Head coach of Black Meteors, Ibrahim Tanko has disclosed with so much optimism that, his side will come out victorious against Algeria today to qualify for the next Africa U-23 Cup of Nations slated for later this year
The Ghana U-23 will welcome the Warriors at the Baba Yara Stadium in the second leg of the final lap of the ongoing preliminary round and will set sights on securing second consecutive qualification to the main tourney.
The first leg in Annaba last Friday ended 1-1 with Abdul Fatawu Issahaku scoring a ‘golazo’ which was subsequently equalised by Bekkouche Chemseddine in the dying embers of the game from 15 yards.
Speaking ahead of the herculean clash coming up, the ex- Black Stars assistant gaffer eulogized his charges for exhibiting a five star display in the first leg and is very much hopeful they will replicate similar performance today to cruise past their opponents.
“We went to Algeria and played well. I am now optimistic that my team will be able to play better with home support and also take their chances in the return leg in Ghana next week,” said Tanko.
“I am confident that we have a team that can deliver and qualify for the U23 AFCON.”
The game is opened for a free gate at the two popular stands and center line and kickoff is 1600GMT.