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Starlets win four-team glory

12 years ago
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The national Under-17 team, the Black Starlets beat Gabon 2-1 on Thursday to win gold in the final match at the Assumption 2008, a four-nation tournament hosted by Ivory Coast.

The Black Starlets maintained a hundred percent record after winning all three games to win the tournament at the Robert Champroux stadium.

The Black Starlets swept two other awards at the second edition of the tournament which saw host nation, Ivory Coast, coming second.

Ghana’s Aaron Amoah was voted the tournament’s best player with teammate, James Nkansah picking the best goalkeeper award at the tournament.

The tournament, which was billed to have ended on Saturday with the two top sides meeting in the finals, was revised earlier this week with the top side after three games being adjudged the winner.

Ghana made an impressive start in the tournament with a 3-0 win over Tunisia before beating host, Ivory Coast 1-0 to record their second victory.

The Black Starlets completed their winning run with Thursday’s victory over Gabon as they prepare to return home on Friday to continue with preparations for the African Championship qualifiers as coach E.K. Afranie builds his team opening qualifier.

Ghana would play Libya in the opening match of the African Under-17 Championship qualifiers in August.