Skipper for the Black Meteors, Yaw Yeboah has insisted that he and his charges will do their best to ensure Ghana qualifies for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
After failing to book automatic qualification against Cote d’Ivoire losing 3:2 on penalties, Ghana will play South Africa in the 3rd and 4th place today at the Cairo International Stadium.
Despite the pressure ahead of the game, the Celta Vigo youngster says it will be a disappointment to leave Egypt with a qualification to Japan.
“It will be a very complicated and tough match. With all what we’ve done, it will be difficult to leave without anything at all,” he told Cafonline.
“We will give our best to get this Olympic qualification,” he added.
Host, Egypt and Cote d’Ivoire already have the other two by virtue of their place in the AFCON final.
Head Coach Ibrahim Tanko and his lads suffered a painful 3-2 penalty shootout loss to Cote d’Ivoire on Tuesday and they will have make amends and beat South Africa for the place in Tokyo.
But according to him, he and his technical team have given the players the needed boost for the match and is confident that they will rise above the loss to the Ivorians and attain their objective.
“The semifinal defeat is history now. We spoke with the players and they know the importance of this match. There is one last chance to go to the Olympics and we will do everything not to miss it.”
The match kicks off at 2:30pm Ghana time in Cairo and it precedes the final between Egypt and Cote d’Ivoire.