Ghana U20 coach Sellas Tetteh believes recording a massive scoreline in the first leg of their African Cup qualifier against Gabon is not vital to the teamâ€™s qualification.
The Black Satellites will be playing host in the first leg of the ultimate qualifier for next yearâ€™s African Youth Championships to be staged in Senegal.
Many believe taking a massive first leg advantage especially when playing at home in African qualifiers is most crucial to any teamâ€™s bid of progression.
But coach Sellas Tetteh says football has changed that much that maximizing home advantage serves no guarantee for qualification.
â€œLet me tell you something, weâ€™ve qualified playing away more than when playing home. Our game against Morocco readily comes into mind,â€ he told GHANAsoccernet.com.
â€œBut of course, if we get the chances to score more here [to effectively kill off the tie] we will have to take it.
â€œBut then if we donâ€™t, it doesnâ€™t mean we are out. Football has changed that much.â€
Ghana will have to beat Gabon over two legs in order to book its place in next yearâ€™s finals to be hosted by Senegal.
The Black Satellites hope to recapture the form that saw them win every competition they entered including the World Cup in 2009.