Ibrahim Tanko confident of Black Meteors win against Algeria

Black Meteors coach, Ibrahim Tanko, says he remains confident of a win against Algeria in the first leg of their U23 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Friday.

Ghana face the North African side in the final stage of the qualifiers for the AFCON tournament to be played later this year in Morocco.

Following their last training session in Annaba, Tanko said he is optimistic about the Meteors’ chances against their counterparts.

“Those who are here are 100% committed and I have confidence in them that they can deliver,” he said.

“It’s a new team not like the last time but we also have a very good team here. We have some foreign-based players who are okay with the weather and we hope that the players will deliver.”

He added that his team will not shy away from attacking the important during the game.

“We are here to play active football. We are not here to defend, we will play both offensive and defensive. We want to keep and clean sheet and score. We want to have a very good scoreline ahead of the second leg.”

The game is scheduled for a 21:00 GMT kickoff.

Coach Ibrahim Tanko invited 25 players including eight Europe-based players for the final round of qualifiers.

The tournament will also be a qualification competition for the summer Olympic Games in Paris next year.

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