Jimmy Cobblah: Satellites looking beyond Burkina Faso match

Author: George Ernest Asare
Jimmy Cobblah

Black Satellites coach, Jimmy Cobblah, is looking beyond their opening  Group B encounter against Burkina Faso in their Africa Youth Championship in Niger on Monday.

The match was rescheduled from Sunday to the following day following the malfunctioning of the floodlights at the Stade de Maradi.

"I'm expecting the boys to come out strongly in all aspects to win as we help them from the touchline," Cobblah told Graphic Sports Online.

Describing the Burkina Faso match as dicey, Cobblah  said that threat notwithstanding, his team would win to push them towards their goal of qualifying for the World Cup in Poland.

"The first match is always important , but it must be a must-win game to goad us on," he declared.

According to Jimmy Cobblah,  his players are up to the task to take on Burkina Faso head-on to ease the pressure on the team ahead of their second group match against Senegal on Thursday, before taking on Mali in their last group fixture.

“We are here for a purpose, which is to qualify for Poland. That explains why we have studied our opponents in our group very well. I am hoping my boys will respond positively to the tactics to make our first game an easy one,” declared the Ghana coach.