Osam Duodo sets
sight on the World Cup
(From Veronica Commey, GNA
Special Correspondent in Lome, Togo; Courtesy Ministry of
Education, Science and Sports)
Lome, March 21, GNA – Black Starlets coach, Fred Osam Duodo
says his sight is set on the World U-17 Championship billed
for the Republic of Korea later in the year after the
Ghanaians failed to make it to the finals of the continental
The Korean event will be the coach’s second in succession at
that stage when he led the Gambians at the last edition and
says his dream will be to produce a result that will make
the continent proud.
Coach Duodo told the GNA Sports that his mind is now
preoccupied with to mould an all round team that will take
the world by storm at the global summit.
The Starlets are now to compete for the bronze against
Tunisia on Sunday after losing 1-2 to Togo at the semi-final
stage of the competition.
Coach Duodo will come face to face with at least taking a
medal home when he parades his boys against Tunisia in
search of a bronze medal on Sunday.
He told the GNA Sports that his desire is to at least pluck
the bronze medal and travel to the world cup this summer as
the third force on the continent.
Coach Doudo said he will revamp the team ahead of the World
Cup in his quest to dazzle the world in the competition
which Ghana won in 1991 and 1995.
“Thankfully we have about five months to prepare and I will
make the most out of every single day towards my dream of
improving on this side”.
He mentioned goalkeeping among the crucial areas he will be
The former Gambian coach told the GNA Sports that improving
on the aggressiveness and stamina of the boys will be
another area of concern.
“Like you rightly said, the team lacks enough fire up it’s
belly so I’m going inculcate that aspect as well in them”.
The coach is thinking of introducing a few new faces into
the team to enable him get the very best.