Ghana captain Isaac Twum says the team will step up to the next challenge after surviving the knockout stage of the 2017 Wafu Cup on Saturday.
The Black Stars ‘B’ relied on a penalty in the 99th minute to defeat The Gambia 1-0 in the opening match of the competition at the Cape Coast Stadium.
Thanks to the penalty converted by Vincent Atingah, Ghana will be housed in Group A when the next phase of the West African regional competition begins from September 14.
Speaking after the match against the Scorpions, Twum, who was handed the NASCO ‘Man of the Match award’ for his solid performance in midfield, said they are ready for what is next to come as they progress into the group stages of the competition.
He also paid compliment to his opponents on the day and encouraged the local fans to support them as the Black Stars strive to win the Wafu Cup.
“I have to congratulate my teammates, without them this victory couldn’t have happened. They gave their best and we won,” said Twum.
“The Gambians also had a good game and they were just unfortunate to lose.
“I think Wafu is going to be a good tournament, especially with the support we had at the stadium.
“I encourage all our supporters to come in their numbers to our next games.
“It is a good platform for us as players to showcase our talent.
“We are working hard and prepared for what is next.”
The group stages of the competition will take place between 14-19 September with the semifinals on September 21 and the final on September 24.