Black Satellites Coach Jimmy Cobblah claims the late arrival of some of his players affected the team’s preparation ahead of the Africa U20 Cup of Nations.
Cobblah, who relied mostly on home-based players in the qualifiers had to switch his focus to foreign-based players for the competition in Niger.
The former WA All Stars and Inter Allies manager named 11 foreign-based players in his team for the tournament due to inactive football in the country which seemed to have affected the performance of some players.
“We didn’t bring a lot of local players, we need to rely on foreign players who couldn’t come as early as we expected,” he said after Ghana’s victory over Burkina Faso.
“And so I think in our last two training games we realized it was coming and today we have seen it but we still have more room for improvement.”
Ghana had a perfect start to their campaign by recording a 2-0 win over Burkina Faso on Monday.
The three-time Champions will take on Senegal who also defeated Mali 2-0 in their opening match.
By Frank Darkwah