Black Satellites committee chairman Georg Afriyie hopes none of the countryâ€™s Under-20 players pick up serious injuries before they meet Gabon in the return fixture of the 2015 African Youth Championship.Â
The Black Satellites were held to a pulsating 0-0 draw by the Gabonese in the first leg tie held at the Accra sports stadium.
But the teamâ€™s abysmal showing has largely been attributed to the absence of certain key players including striker Sulley Mohammed and defender Stephen Aidoo.
â€œWe missed a couple of first team players due to injury and that also played a role in the result,â€ he said
â€œI am only hoping that they can recover quickly before the return leg. Sulley and Aidoo are our top players and so their absence affected our game plan.
â€œI am also praying that we donâ€™t pick up any more injuries.â€
The Black Satellites will travel to Libreville in two weeks time ahead of the decisive return leg.