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Coach Tanko optimistic despite heavy to Morroco

Coach Ibrahim Tanko says the Black Meteors will put Tuesday’s defeat behind them and concentrate on the final group match against Guinea.

Ghana suffered a 5-1 thumping to tournament hosts Morocco in their second match of the TotalEnergies U23 Africa Cup of Nations at the Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium.

The result sees the hosts on top of the Group with Ghana and Guinea both on three points.

Coach Tanko however admits the extra day rest Morocco had aided them in the game.

“It’s a deserved win for Morocco but we had a day rest and they had two days of rest. The players showed fatigue”.

“We  showed  them a lot of respect and they  punished us for that.”

“We still have a chance to qualify and we will work on it and try to get a win against  Guinea”.

Coach Tanko attributed his team’s poor performance to lack of rest after they played Congo on Sunday.

Both Ghana and Congo suffered heavy defeats to their opponents who played on Saturday and had an extra day to rest.

“You saw how Congo also suffered same fate because Guinea had an extra day to rest”

“Now we have two days before we play our next match and we will make good use of it”.

“Both Ghana and Guinea stand a chance of making it to the next stage so both teams will prepare well for the game. Definitely we want to win and qualify to the next stage”, the Black Meteors Head Coach stated at the post match press conference.

The Black Meteors are set to leave Rabat to Tangier where they will play the third group A game against Guinea.

Credit: Ghana FA

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