Ghana Under-20 assistant coach Yaw Preko has warned against pressing the panic button ahead of the sideâ€™s trip to Gabon for the decisive qualifier for the 2015 African Youth Championship.Â
The Ghanaians have their work cut out for them after being held to a disappointing goalless draw at home two weeks ago.
They leave for Libreville on Wednesday night with only one mission â€“ to secure qualification to next yearâ€™s championship in Senegal.
Ghana assistant coach Yaw Preko has called for calm in the wake of the growing apprehension among local fans.
â€œWe have to be patient and donâ€™t get discouraged. We have been in such situations in the past and have managed to surmount the challenge,â€ he said
â€œWe know our destiny is in our own hands and so we have to take it.
â€œWe want to qualify to the African Youth Championship and the only way to do that is to negotiate a win past Gabon.
â€œItâ€™s going to be very difficult but I believe we can do it. We donâ€™t need to panic and take the game as it comes.â€
The Black Satellites clinched silver at the 2013 African Youth Championship in Algeria and went ahead to win bronze at the World Championship in Turkey.