That’s the advice of their manager Gerry McGill, who believes they’ve already achieved a lot this season.The match is being played in Clane in County Kildare.Gerry is determined to claim the silverware tomorrow as he feels that there’s no guarantee this group of players will reach another final during their careers. Tipp FM will have regular updates on the match, which throws-in at 3.45 on Saturday afternoon,
Former Black Stars defender Samuel Osei Kuffuor has lashed out at Ghana’s Under-23 side, the Black Meteors, describing them as the worst national team ever assembled. Ibrahim Tanko’s side were looking to book a place at the Olympic Games for the first time since 2004, but missed out after a penalty shootout loss to South Africa in the 3rd/4th playoff of the U-23 AFCON. Sammy Kuffuor, who won an Olympic bronze medal with the Black Meteors in 1992, says the team suffered for the lack of investment in youth football.“The worst team ever assembled in the history of the nation is the under-23 side that went to Egypt. You couldn’t see anything good in that team and it was a shame watching them. Sometimes it’s very sad as a Ghanaian watching the way these young players play. We need to develop from the youth system.”Africa will be represented at the Tokyo 2020 Games by Egypt, Cote d’Ivoire and South Africa.
Irish journal Irish Independent published a story about the famous B&H football player and current national team head coach Mehmed Bazdarevic, before the first play-off match for the European Championship in France 2016, which national football teams of B&H and Ireland will play at Bilino Polje in Zenica on Friday.Irish journal states that the popular Mesa played for Sochaux and Nimes in France, and that he led Istres, Grenoble and Sochaux as a coach. European Championship that will be played next year in France, a country that was his second homeland, could be some kind of personal redemption for Bazdarevic. However, no matter what happens in the playoff matches against Ireland, it has to be admitted that Mesa had a great influence on the national football team of B&H.“When he was appointed as the head coach, B&H had only 2 points from 4 matches and they were defeated by Cyprus at the opening of the qualifications. The chances for qualifying for the Euro were very small. However, maybe he had a bit of luck as 2 of his first 4 matches were against Andorra, which allowed B&H team to make a positive series. Bazdarevic’s first job was diplomatic, he assured players that the team is still worth fighting. He defeated national teams of Israel and Wales at home and then celebrated with 3: 2 in a dramatic match in Cyprus and qualified for the play-offs,” reported the Irish Independent.“National team of B&H has no longer problems with injuries, and Bazdarevic has all players available. Edin Dzeko, who is considered as a talisman of the team, announced that he is back in shape with goals for Roma,” as stated in the text that was published by the Irish journal.(Source: klix.ba)