Black Starlets players collapse in Tanzania friendly


Four players of the Ghana U 17 team on Monday collapsed during a friendly game with Tanzania in Dar es Salam.

The four players collapsed during the second half of the game as the Starlets could not cope with the high temperature in the Tanzania capital.

Coach Paa Kwesi Fabien was forced to take them off and be replaced by others immediately.

The friendly game was to prepare the Black Starlets for the upcoming Total U-17 Africa Cup of Nations to be held in Gabon.

The Starlets despite the high temperature in Tanzania managed a 2-2 draw with their counterparts.


Ghana scored their first goal in the 21st minute through Ibrahim Sulley in the first half with the Ghanaian youngsters wasting glorious opportunities to end the first department 1-0.

With just 17 minutes to end proceedings the Ghana squad made it two from an Arko Mensah Strike.

In the dying embers of the game, Serengeti Boys pulled one back through Assad Juma with an excellent spot kick equalizer by Mushin Malima to end the friendly on a 2-2 note.

The match forms part of preparations for the two teams ahead of the 2017 African Junior Championships in Gabon from May 21-June 4.

The competition is scheduled for May 14 to May 21. Ghana is in Group A alongside hosts Gabon, Cameroon and Guinea.

Tanzania is in Group B along with Mali, Niger and Angola.

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