Cobblah has explained that Ghana’s inability to qualify for a place in the semi-finals of the Africa u-20 Cup of Nations should be attributed to ill-preparation on the part of his team.

The Black Satellites won just a game and suffered back to back defeats against Senegal and Mali to be crashed out of the ongoing competition in Niger.

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Ghana will miss out on the FIFA U-20 World Cup, after elimination and this will be second consecutive time the West African powerhouse won’t represent the continent.

And this is what coach Jimmy Cobblah said, after failing to guide the Black Satellites to qualify for the FIFA U-20 World Cup.

“It affected us,” Jimmy said after he was quizzed about the state of football in Ghana.

“We should have used most of the local boys, because if you look at the competition most of the teams are using most of their local boys,” he added.

"But because our boys (local-based players) are not match fit, and there are no competitions in our country, we had to rely on the professionals (foreign-based players) who are young boys in Europe."