The Black Satellites will today engage the Amajita's (South Africa U-20) in a friendly in Niamey, Niger.
Both teams will be using the match to fine tune preparations for the U-20 Tournament to be staged in Niger from February 2-17.
The Black Satellites having arrived in Niamey, played a friendly with host nation Niger losing by 2-0.
Coach Jimmy Cobblah will be hoping with the arrival of his captain Ishaku Konda, his outfit will emerge victories in today's friendly to boost their confidence ahead of the tournament.
However, the Amajita's coach Thabo Senong says they chose to play the Black Satellites due to the similar characteristics they possess with their Group A opponents. (Niger, Burundi and Nigeria )
”For us, this friendly is about getting our side to adapt to the conditions they will be playing in this tournament. We chose Ghana because they possess similar characteristics in their play with the countries we will be playing against in our group,” Senong told SAFA’s website.
”Ghana are very strong both physically and technically."
”This encounter will help us to assess how far we have come in our preparations, and what are some of the few things we need to address with the players before this tournament kicks off.”
The Black Satellites have been placed in Group B with Mali, Senegal, and Burkina Faso.