The most significant thing was to pass – after loss to Gambia, Black Satellites coach Karim Zito

Ghana U-20 coach Karim Zito is delighted that his team has managed to qualify for the last eight of the Africa U-20 Cup of Nations in the final group C game after beating Gambia.

As one of the best third-placed teams in the tournament, the three-time champions made improvement.

“Everyone wants to beat Ghana. I won’t take anything from the Gambia. They did very well, we came all out to win, they also came out to win, and at the end of the day, those who took their chances won,” Zito said.

“Big congrats to the Gambia coach, but what mattered was to qualify and that was the most important thing. I wanted to top the group, but I couldn’t,” he added.

Ghana won 4-0 in their first match against Tanzania, before a draw against Morocco’s table-toppers.

After taking an early lead through Fatawu Abdul Issahaku, the Black Satellites looked to be in charge.

The Gambians, however, stunned the former World Champions, delivering a splendid effort to claw back and win the game.

In the first quarterfinal game on Thursday, Ghana will face Cameroon.

Source: Ghana Soccernet