Ghana U-23 coach Ibrahim Tanko is confident his side be ready for their battle against Algeria in the AFCON U-23 qualifier on Friday.

Ghana will host the North African at the Accra Sports Stadium before travelling to Algiers for the second leg on Tuesday.

Coach Tanko and his lads have been preparing vigorously for the qualifier and have engaged in a couple of friendlies against Ghana Premier League side Hearts of Oak and Dreams FC.

“We are waiting for all the invited players to arrive and then we strategize on how we are going to play against the Algerians. We hope the players will arrive early so we prepare well for the game. It is our aim as well as that of Ghanaians to go to Egypt for the tournament”, he told

The Black Meteors eliminated Gabon in the penultimate round to set up this clash with the Algerians.

Ghana will be hoping to make a return to the Olympic Games since they last represented in 2004.