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Black Satellites coach Desmond Ofei opens up on decision to play a three-back system

Head coach of the Ghana U20 men’s national team, Desmond Ofei has explained why his team plays a three-back system.

Nicknamed the Black Satellites, the Ghanaian youth national team has been playing with three defenders at the football tournament of the ongoing 13th African Games.

Speaking to journalists after Ghana beat Senegal in the semi-final on Tuesday, Coach Desmond Ofei explained that he plays the systems to allow his team to dominate the midfield.

‘’If you watch our previous games you will know that this is our system. On the ball, we play with a back three because we want to dominate the midfield with four mid-fielders and that’s what we have been doing throughout the tournament.

‘’Some of the boys are fasting so it’s tiring. So at the right time, we decided to switch to a back four and solidify the midfield more with two holding mid-fielders and play with double wingers and it helped. That’s how Jerry managed to get the assist to our striker Ephson,” coach Desmond Ofei said.

Following Ghana’s semi-final triumph, the Black Satellites will now face off with Uganda in the finals to battle for gold.

That game will be played on Friday, March 22.

Source: footballghana.com

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