Former Asante Kotoko youngster Matthew Anim Cudjoe is already looking towards next year’s Africa U20 Cup of Nations (Afcon) after helping the three-time champions secure qualification for the tournament.
Cudjoe played a key role as the Black Satellites came from behind to beat Burkina Faso 2-1 at the Charles de Gaulle stadium in Porto-Novo, Benin to clinch Wafu B Cup of Nations title.
Ghana, on Saturday, emerged champions of the Wafu B Cup of Nations in Benin following a 2-1 win over Burkina Faso in the final.
By virtue of reaching the finals, Ghana have also booked a place in next year’s Africa U-20 Cup of Nations to be staged in Mauritania.
The former Asante Kotoko winger speaks on the Black Satellites’ success after returning home with the trophy.
“I feel good because we have been able to end a five-year jinx at this level to qualify to the Africa Cup and win the Wafu trophy,” former Asante Kotoko winger Anim Cudjoe, who had his Bayern Munich trials in February and currently plays club football for Legon Cities, said.
“I told myself that I need to help win the trophy for my country. That mentality helped us.
“When I go home, I will continue to work hard to be fit and well prepared for the Afcon.
“The Africa Cup is a bigger stage so I need to prepare well for it.”