Starlets spank T&T boys

15 years ago

Ghana opened its FIFA World Under-17 champions campaign with a 4-1 win over Trinidad & Tobago at the Cheonan Sports Complex.

The deserving victory by the Black Starlets sends Ghana top of the standings in a group which also includes Colombia and Germany.

Three terrific first half strikes lessened Ghana’s work for the remaining 45 minutes of play.

A brace by Ransford Osei and two other strikes from Sadik Adams and second half substitute, Kevin Bossman, secured Ghana victory.

The Black Starlets had their first clear chance after only two minutes, but Sadick Adams failed to convert.

However, Ransford Osei made no mistake in the 12th minute as he rounded off a rapid break down the right wing to put the Black Starlets into a 1-0 lead.

T&T had a couple of chances through Daniel Joseph, but in general Ghana dominated the play.

Inspired by the excellent Adams and Osei, the Africans created plenty of openings themselves, with the latter making it 2-0 just before the break, before Adams added a third in first-half stoppage time.

In the second half the Ghanaians sat back a little, allowing T&T to create a few opportunities.

One of these was converted by substitute Stephan Campbell, who struck a powerful free kick from almost 30 metres to notch a consolation goal for his team.

But in the 85th minute Ghana had the final say, when substitute Kelvin Bossmann converted to make the final score 4-1.