We really want to qualify for the 2025 U20 World Cup - Black Satellites coach Desmond Ofei

Published on: 26 March 2024

Head coach Desmond Ofei of the Black Satellites has set sights on qualifying for the 2025 U-20 World Cup following their recent gold medal triumph at the African Games.

The team secured a hard-fought victory over Uganda in the final at the Accra Sports Stadium, with Jerry Afriyie's late goal proving decisive in clinching the title.

This historic win not only brought glory to the team but also marked Ghana's first medal in men's football at the African Games in over a decade.

Ofei emphasized the importance of taking each competition step by step, with a keen focus on the upcoming WAFU tournament as a crucial stepping stone towards their ultimate goal of qualifying for the 2025 World Cup.

“Personally it’s day by day, step by step, and competition by competition. For us, the most important competition now is the WAFU because we really want to partake in the next World Cup which takes place in 2025," he told 3 Sports.

"We still have a lot of work to do. Now we have a good base and we can build on it. The next objective is the WAFU in October. We will prepare well and scout extensively to get all the hidden gems to come and help the team progress to the World Cup,” he added.