Former Ghana International, Mohammed Gargo has taken a swipe at Black Satellites, stating that they did not play according to any planned pattern in their last group game against Gambia at the ongoing Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations in Mauritania.
Ghana secured a slot in the quarterfinals of the 2021 CAF U-20 African Cup of Nations despite losing 1-2 to Gambia in the final group stage game Monday, February 22, 2021.
The three-time Champions finished as one of the third best-placed teams after falling behind Morocco and Gambia in the Group C table.
Coach Karim Zito’s side took the lead in the 8th minute before the Gambians levelled the scores on the 20th-minute mark.
The Gambians scored again in the 34th-minute through a freekick to secure all three points.
Ghanaians have lambasted Zito for not guiding the team to exhibit what they describe as the ‘Ghanaian style of play’.
According to Gargo – a former player of Udinese and Genoa, the Black Satellites were poor tactically.
“We were not tactically astute on the day. We kept playing to the strength of the Gambians. Ghana is used to possessive football and this was very uncharacteristic of our play, ” he told Akoma FM.
“Fatau is my player and he not the type of player who can combine defensive duties with attacking responsibilities.”
Ghana is set to face Cameroon in the quarterfinals stage on Thursday to fight for a place in the semi-final.
Gargo believes it would be difficult for Ghana to beat Cameroon on the day.
“I doubt if Ghana can qualify against Cameroon. If we can’t control the game, then we can’t win the game.”