Ghana U20 head coach Karim Zito is optimistic that the team could still achieve its ultimate targets for the competition despite finishing third in the group.

The Black Satellites qualified to the quarterfinals of the 2021 CAF U20 African Cup of Nations despite losing 1-2 to Gambia in the final group stage game on Monday.

While expressing his disappointment at the defeat, Coach Karim Zito remains confident in his team’s chances.

“We have not lost hope because finishing third does not mean we can’t achieve our ultimate targets”, he insisted.

Ghana is set to face Cameroon in the quarterfinals stage on Thursday to fight for a place in the semi-final.