Although they would appreciate qualification to the 2024 Olympic Games, the team’s objective, according to Black Meteors head coach Ibrahim Tanko, is to attempt to win the 2023 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations.
In order to complete their pre-tournament preparation before the competition, which starts on June 24 in Morocco, Ghan is expected to leave Accra for Egypt on June 12.
After qualifying at the cost of Algeria, the Black Meteors will face off against Morocco, Congo, and Guinea in Group A.
The team’s coach said they would not hesitate to grasp the opportunity to win the ultimate, despite the fact that the majority of Ghanaians anticipate the squad will prioritize making it to the last three in order to enable them to qualify for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.
He added on Asempa FM, “We were all sad the previous time we were in the AFCON because we were just one penalty away from qualifying for the Olympic Games.
“I’m certain that the qualifiers we played this time included top-notch players. Our team is one of the eight that has a shot at winning the championship.
“Qualifying for the Olympics is good, but we still want to win the cup,” the team said.
Ghana’s football squad last took part in Olympic competition during the 2004 Games in Anthens, Greece. The team lost in the group stage despite having four points after three games.
Eight players are anticipated to be dropped before the competition even starts, thus Tanko chose a preliminary 29-man team for the journey to Egypt.