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Current Satellites more talented than 2021 U-20 Afcon winners – Zito

Head coach of the Ghana Under-20 men’s team, Abdul Karim Zito says he currently has a more talented squad than the one that won the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Mauritania.

After conquering Wafu Zone-B in the qualifiers, the Black Satellites lost one game on their way to the Afcon title a year ago, culminating with an impressive 2-0 over Uganda.

However, the team was heavily criticized for its performances prior to the final, having only made it through to the knockout rounds as one of the best third-placed teams.

Karim Zito, who led the previous team as well as the current one, believes the players in this year’s side could more than rival the title-winning ones in 2021 in terms of talent.

“In terms of talent, I think this squad is ahead of the previous Under-20.

“But there is one thing I am now trying to infuse in them and that is their mental toughness.

“They know that even if they play at the weekend for their clubs, they will play again when they get here,” Zito told GFA News.

The Satellites will be hoping to defend both their Wafu Zone-B and Afcon titles this year.



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