Ghana U-17 head coach Karim Zito has refused to blame his players following their defeat against Nigeria in the final of WAFU Zone B Championship on Saturday in Niamey, reports Completesportsnigeria. com.
The Black Starlets lost 3-1 on penalties to their West African neighbours after the game had ended 1-1 in regulation time.
Black Starlets looked primed to win the qualifying tournament in Niger when they took the lead in the 54thminute.
But Nigeria equalized within 10 minutes of Ghana taking the lead through Akinwunmi Amoo to ultimately take the game into a penalty shootout which Ghana subsequently lost.
“No. My boys weren’t tactically indisciplined,” a clearly disappointed Zito told reporters after the game.
“They played, we played. You make a mistake and they score you.”
“We made a mistake and then they scored. Without mistakes, goals will never be scored.”