Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Satellites gearing up for Egypt: what's the use, really?

Starting today, Ghana’s national Under-20 team, the Black Satellites, will start a friendly invitational tournament in Egypt.

They’ll use it to oil their wheels after they’ve been dormant for so long.

The whole thing is a five-team, four-day tournament that’ll end on the 25th of this month.

The team are playing at the same venues in September for the World Youth Cup. They start with Nigeria in their opening game. Egypt will play Guatemala in the opener.

Then tomorrow, Ghana play Guatemala before they take on Egypt on Friday.
But what use is a tournament if the players who would play the world cup would not be there, I ask you.

Read Ransford Osei, Sadick Adams, Daniel Opare and others. The team’s preps have been poor, admittedly with a proposed tour of South Africa cancelled, a five-match tour of Venezuela following the same route and the last-minute termination of that anticipated two-match trip to South Korea also going kaput.