Black Satellites head coach Karim Zito is relishing a tough challenge against Nigeria and Cote D’Ivoire in the WAFU Under-20 Qualifying tournament.
In a virtual draw held in Abidjan on Tuesday, the U-20 Male team were handed a tough draw as they come up against Nigeria who placed third at the last U-20 AFCON and Ivory Coast.
Coach Zito however believes that though it is not an easy pairing, his team is focused on working hard to achieve their targets at the tournament.
“Well it is very interesting being paired against Nigeria and Cote D’Ivoire. It is not an easy pairing but we are working towards the ultimate so to me, whatever it is, we have work hard and make it to the top,” he told Ghanafa.org.
Karim Zito also insisted that he is impressed by his team’s preparations ahead of the WAFU Zone B U-20 Cup of Nations next month in Togo.
“We have been training well and all the boys are in good shape, by the time we leave for the competition the team will be ready”
“We have played three trial games so far and the aim is to get the boys in tune with what we are doing which is going very well”
“We looking at playing another trial game, possibly against a Western Region select side before we wrap up our preparations ahead of the tournament.”
The tournament is scheduled to be staged between November 14 -29, 2020.
The tournament will be used as a qualifier for the next CAF African Youth Championship.