Accra, Sept. 10, GNA - The Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) and the Confederations of Africa Football (CAF), Liaison Team, has rallied support for the national U-17 national team, Black Starlets, in their quest to qualify for the Africa U-17 Championship to be hosted by Tanzania.
The Black Starlets, have booked qualification to the semi finals of the West Africa Football Union (WAFU) Zone B competition, after defeating Togo 2-1 last Saturday and are set to meet Cote D' Ivoire in the semi finals.
A press statement signed by Mr. Dan Kweku Yeboah, spokesperson for FIFA/CAF Liaison team, congratulated the twinkle little stars of Ghana for recording a remarkable victory against the West African rivals.
It reads, "the Liaison team congratulates the Black Starlets of Ghana for your 2-1 victory over neighbouring Togo. You advertised the Ghanaian brand of football and secured a hard-fought victory in grand style.
"Bear in mind that qualification for the Africa U-17 championship and eventually the world cup is the ultimate goal. The Government and the good people of Ghana are solidly behind you," the statement said.
The statement also urged the senior national team, the Black Stars, to put their recent defeat against Kenya behind and work hard towards their qualification.
"We remain hopeful that with your usual perseverance, the hard lessons picked from this loss would propel us to victory in the subsequent matches.
"We take motivation in the fact, despite the painful loss, you dominated and exhibited strength in many areas of the game," the statement said.