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Black Satellites coach Jimmy Cobblah remains positive ahead of AYC despite poor friendly results

Published on: 24 January 2019

Black Satellites coach Jimmy Cobblah is confident of making a mark at the Africa Youth Championship in Niger next month despite a run of poor results in pre-tournament friendlies. 

The Black Satellites lost to host Niger 2-0 in a friendly on Wednesday.

The defeat follows up on previous losses to Dreams FC and Hearts of Oak in preparations, but the former Inter Allies coach is optimistic of his sides chances ahead of the competition which begins on February 2nd.

“It is a good practice for us, it is a game we should have won, we scored a beautiful goal but the lines man disallowed it though the referee said it was a goal. They had two dubious penalties and scored all,” Cobblah told the Press.

“I have experienced this before, sometimes you lose your training games but goes to the tournament proper and win all your games. What happened today is surprising because we played well and I thought we were going to win.”

“I think we should be winning to give our people hope ahead of the tournament. We will keep on making corrections so that the cohesion will come.”

Ghana are in group B alongside Mali, Burkina Faso and Senegal.

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