Black Starlets progress to finals after beating Ivory Coast

By Simon Asare, GNA

Accra, Sept. 12, GNA -  The U-17 national team of Ghana, Black Starlets, have qualified to the finals of the WAFU Zone B tournament, after defeating their Ivorian counterparts 2-1 at the Stade Général Seyni Kountché, Niamey on Wednesday.

Goals from Umar Mohammed and Taufiq Shaibu for Ghana, ensured smooth progress for the Black Starlets, who are on the verge of securing qualification to the U-17 Africa Cup of Nations to be hosted by Tanzania.

Seydou Traore was on target for the Ivorians, but it was certainly not enough.

The Black Starlets after their triumph over the Elephants would the face the winner of the other semi final clash between host Niger and Nigeria with the winner getting the solitary ticket for the U-17 AFCON.

The Black Starlets would be looking forward to make the seventh appearance at the championship as they target their third continental trophy.


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Published: 2018-09-12 18:31:55
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