Cricket: Ghana coach confident of success in Kenya

Author: Albert Tetteh Wayoe Jnr
Kodem Kofi Anefi- Cricket coach
Kodem Kofi Anefi- Cricket coach

National cricket coach Kodem Kofi Anefi says he is confident the Ghana team will win the ultimate in the Africa Cricket Association (ACA) T20 Africa Cup Finals in Kenya next month with the kind of preparation they are making.

According to him, members of the team are determined to do their best and are undergoing intensive training to enable them to succeed at the continental level.

Ghana will be participating in the March 20 to 27 tourney in Nairobi, which is a qualification for the ACA Africa T20 Cup tournament which comes off in South Africa in April.

Ghana has been paired against West African rivals Nigeria, Malawi and Uganda in Pool A to battle for the top two spots for semi-finals, whereas hosts Kenya, Botswana, Cameroun and Mozambique has been grouped in Pool B.

Coach Anefi told the Graphic Sports that he believed the team was focused and working hard to make an impact in the competition with the ultimate target to win the tournament.

“We know our opponents in the championship. The team has been training intensively for months now and if the players stick to what they have learned, I am certain our experience and strength will win the ultimate prize,” he said.

He added: “My players are really focused for the championship. They are working hard and I am confident the team will do the best to excel.”

The 14-member Ghana team, led by the captain Obed Harvey, is currently in non-residential camping at Achimota in Accra.

Coach Anefi called on the National Sports Authority and the government to help the team camp in Kenya early so they can acclimatise to enable them to achieve their goal.