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Coach Zito: Bad weather affected our performance

BY: Peter Sarbah
Coach Abdul Karim Zito
Coach Abdul Karim Zito

Black Satellites coach, Abdul Karim Zito has blamed bad weather conditions as among the factors that affected their performance at the group stage of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations.

That notwithstanding, the Ghana gaffer is promising to make amends when he leads the Under-20 team to battle the Gambians in the semifinal of the competition.

“The weather conditions in Nouadhibou was one of the factors that affected us in the group stages.

“We had a problem adapting to the weather early but thankfully we have adapted now and we’ve been able to reach this stage of the competition”, Coach Zito said during a pre-match interview.

Beyond the weather, the coach also identified various other things that, he claimed, happened which they were not very pleased with ahead of their game against Cameroun but his boys showed determination to win.

“We saw a lot of things we weren’t happy with but the players showed a positive attitude against Cameroon which gave us the victory. It will be the same players but a lot will change and that will depend on me and my players”, he added.

He admitted that football was full of surprises but promised that a different approach would be adopted going into the game against Gambian for the second time and promised to correct the errors that led to their defeat in during the first clash.

“Football is a game of uncertainties. There’s always an element of surprise and that’s what happened in the group stage against the Gambians.

“But we always have time to make amendments so meeting them again, what will in change our team is the character and attitude. You can expect that we will amend what we did wrong in the game we lost.”