The Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) has congratulated the national U-20 male football team, Black Satellites, for winning the 2021 edition of the U-20 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) held in Mauritania.
The win gives Ghana her fourth U-20 trophy after winning the 1993 edition in Mauritius, 1999 edition which was a host and win in Ghana and the 2009 edition held in Rwanda.
SWAG commended the team and its officials for defying all odds in this current global pandemic to make the country and themselves proud on Independence Day.
They noted that they were of the belief and hope that this win will pave way for the beginning of more wins for the various national teams in all disciplines as they prepare to represent the country in their international assignments.
They urged the Technical Directorate of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to ensure that the country does not lose the young players but rather keep and groom them for a smooth transition to the various senior national football teams.
The SWAG Statement particularly reserved bouts of glorification and approbation for coach Abdul Karim Zito for his tactical shrewdness and quick sightedness.
” It’s pretty obvious given the needed encouragement the Ghanaian coach can be as potent as his counterpart anywhere in the world ” , the Statement stressed.