High scoring win for Starlets

16 years ago

Ghana’s junior national side, the Black Starlets continue with their push of claiming success at next month’s African U-17 Championship competition with a 4-1 win over Egypt’s Ishmaili Club in a friendly on Wednesday.

The win came just a day after the senior side, the Black Stars had handed West African rivals, Nigeria a similar scoreline in a friendly international played at Brentford’s Griffin park in London.

The game in Cairo against Karada Ishmaila was the first test game for the junior team as they continue with preparations for the Championship to be hosted by Togo.

Striker, Ransford Osei hit a brace while Nathaniel Asamoah and Abeiku Quansah scored a goal apiece to cap a great game.

Ghana’s team has been preparing for the finals of the African U-17 Championship which kicks off on March 24.

Ghana, handed the top seeds tag are drawn in Group B with Nigeria, Burkina Faso and Eritrea.

The Black Starlets would open her Group B account with a game against second seed, Burkina Faso on March 11 in the city of Kegue.

Three days after the group opener, Ghana lines up against Eritrea on March 14.

And the Black Starlets would save the best for the last when the clash with their Nigerian rivals on March 17 in the final Group B game.

Togo, host of the Championship would kick off the competition with a game against South Africa on March 10 in Group A to be played in Kegue.

Ghana, two-time champions at this level on the African stage are seeking a third while team coach, Fred Osam Duodu is also aiming for second continental success at the African U-17 Championship.

Fred Osam Duodu is bent on achieving this feat when the African U-17 Championship to be hosted by Togo kicks off in March.

The veteran coach won the last edition of the competition when he was coach of host and eventual winners, the Gambia.

Ghana’s 25 man party would be joined by three more players next week.

Daniel Opare and Sadick Adams both of AshantiGold together Kelvin Owusu Bossman of Reading FC would join the rest of the squad in Egypt.