Ghana U23 captain Yaw Yeboah has admitted the Black Meteors are under pressure to qualify to the 2020 Olympics Games in Tokyo.
Coach Ibrahim Tanko’s are on the cusp of realizing their dream and will need to beat Ivorian counterparts in the semi-finals of the 2019 U23 AFCON today to confirm their tickets to Tokyo.
The match is scheduled to kick off at 16:00hrs (14:00hrs GMT) at the Cairo Stadium.
Ahead of the crucial encounter, Yaw Yeboah insists the team is highly motivated and ready to deliver.
“Yes we are under pressure to qualify to the Olympics but we are dealing with the pressure. As players we were able to avoid making mistakes and won the match against Mali despite the pressure on us”.
“All the players we are ready because tomorrow is really an important day for all of us. Mentally and physically we are prepared and believe with hard work and determination we will qualify for the Olympics and the final on Friday.
“However, we are expecting a tough match against Cote D’Ivoire because they are one of the best teams in Africa and both countries have players who play at high levels.”