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The Minister of Youth and Sports in Ghana, Isaac Asiamah is excited with the performance of the Black Starlets despite failing to go past the quarter finals stage of the ongoing Under 17 World Cup in India. The Black Starlets were defeated 2-1 by their African counterparts Mali in the last eight of the tournament last Saturday. Nonetheless, Minister of Sports says Coach Paa Kwesi nad his charges need to be commended. ”Some of us are very happy with the performance of the Starlets team because over ten years Ghana have not been able to even qualify for the U17…

The manager of Ghana Under 17 striker Richard Danso, Kwame Akotei has refuted claims by coach Paa Kwesi Fabin that the WAFA forward has a heart-related problem. Fabin on Wednesday stated in an interview with Accra-based Happy FM that Danso complained of a heart issue during their training camp in Abu Dhabi that was why he was cautious in starting him though the striker had been clinical in the little minutes he gave him. But Danso’s manager who is based in the Netherlands has pointed out that from the onset Paa Kwesi did not like the boy and never wanted…

Head coach of Ghana’s Under 17 side Samuel Paa Kwesi Fabin claims he has been continuously been  tempted with bribes with the highest being an offer of $5,000 but he rejected all such offers. The veteran youth gaffer in an interview with Accra-based Happy FM revealed that he was constantly approached by player managers, agents and club officials to get their players into the national team which I declined on all. ”I have been constantly approached by player managers, agents and club officials to get their players into the national team. In fact the highest amount I have been tempted with as bribe…

Ghana U17 Captain Eric Ayiah has urged Africans to support the Les Aigles of Mali who are the only African representatives left at the 2017 FIFA U17 World Cup in India. Coach Jonas Komla and his charges knock Black Starlets out of the competition as they claimed 2-1 win in their quarter-final clash on Saturday. However, Ayiah has urged Africans to rally behind the African champions, saying it was not their intention to lose on Saturday. “We must all rally behind them in prayer once we are all Africans and I know they can do it,” Ayiah told the Press.…

Ghana’s national U-17 men’s team coach Samuel Paa Kwesi Fabin has disclosed that trolls on social media about the age of the team’s goalkeeper Danlad Ibrahim affected his performance in the game against Mali. The Black Starlets landed in Ghana Tuesday afternoon after Mali knocked them out of the quarter finals of the on-going FIFA U-17 World Cup in India with a 2-1 victory. Danlad’s mistake led to the second goal, with his weak clearance setting up the Malian attacker to score. Prior to the game, social media was swamped with mockery of the 14-year old’s age suggesting he was…

The Black Starlets will arrive in Ghana on Tuesday afternoon after failed attempt to win the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup in India. The West Africans were knocked out of the tournament in the quarter-finals after losing 2-1 to Mali on Saturday. The two-time Africa and World champions again developed a defeatist attitude against the Malians losing to their West African counterpart for the third time within six months. The team will touch down at the Kotoka International Airport at 11:30 GMT and will be welcomed by officials of the Sports ministry and the Ghana FA.

Ghana U17 head Coach Paa Kwesi Fabian believes his boys played well in their quarter-final match against  Mali despite being knocked out of the competition. According to the experience youth Coach, everything went on well for his team except that Algerian referee Mehdi Abid Charef disallowed his side what he describes as a perfect goal to end the Ghanaians their stay in the tournament. Two Goals from Hadji Drame and Djemoussa Traore ensured the Malians who prior to the had beaten the Ghanaian side twice booked qualification to semifinals of the tournament. However, midfielder Kudus Mohammed scored the only consolation for the Starlets…

The Eaglets of Mali beat Ghana 2-1 to reach the semi-finals of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 on Saturday. The result follows victory over their West African rivals in this year’s CAF U-17 Africa Cup of Nations final and moves them into a last-four meeting with either Iran or Spain in Navi Mumbai on Wednesday. In very wet weather at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati, both sides did well to play through the conditions, with Mali dominating to opening half. The Eaglets took the lead on the quarter-hour mark, as Hadji Drame broke in on the…

Ghana under-17 coach Paa Kwesi Fabin has made three changes to face Mali in their FIFA U-17 World Cup quarter-final clash on Saturday. The encounter will be staged at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati (India) on Saturday, October 21 2017. The Black Starlets are out to claim a win and book a spot at the semi-finals as they target to lift the trophy for the third time. Meanwhile, the Les Aigles are looking to rectify their errors after finishing as runners-up in 2015 in Chile. Both coaches, Paa Kwesi Fabin and Jonas Kokou Komla will motivate their troops…

The Black Starlets of Ghana defeated the colts of Niger  2-0 to set up another all-African tie against Mali – who thrashed Iraq 5-1 on Tuesday. Captain Eric Ayiah scored from the spot at the stroke of half time after he was brought down in the box and referee Soares Diaz from Portugal never hesitated to point to the spot. The Charity Stars teenager however failed to bury a second penalty four minutes from time after Farouk Idrissa tripped Emmanuel Toku in the danger zone but goalkeeper Lawali Khaled ensured Ayiah does not beat him twice in the same manner. The striker…

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