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Soccer News Thu, 30 Apr 2015

Sellas pleased with World Cup preparations

Ghana U-20 team will wrap up camping in Accra on Wednesday ahead of next month’s Fifa World Cup in New Zealand.

The Black Satellites are scheduled to leave for New Zealand on Thursday to participate in a four-nation tournament organised by Qatar before travelling to Australia for a 14-day camping, and return to New Zealand on May 29 for the World Cup.

Only 24 of the 35-man provisional squad have joined the team, with the rest expected to catch up with the group in Wellington.

Coach Sellas Tetteh, who had to make do with available players, is however happy with the level of competition in camp.

“There is competition in camp and that should be a platform for us to show improvement, progression and development,” he told Joy Sports .

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“We are trying to build a very solid and formidable team that will represent the nation.

“At the moment, we are working very hard and besides, we are enjoying ourselves, trying to know each other, be close to each other, integrate and get along with each other,” he said.

Tetteh is heading for his third U-20 World Cup after winning the 2009 edition and placing third at the last edition in Turkey.

The Satellites played two friendly games at the Accra Sports stadium on Tuesday. Their first game was against Westlanders FC which they won 1-0 before handing a 6-0 drubbing to Miracles FC.

Ghana is housed in Group B alongside Argentina, Panama and Austria in this year’s Fifa U-20 World Cup kicks off on May 30.

Source: Goal.com
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