Ghana’s U-17 men’s team on Thursday afternoon lost narrowly to Sampdoria in a test game.
The Black Starlets were 3-2 losers in their second test game which saw the Serie A side blend their regular first team players with some reserves.
Oti Essigba and Yakubu Mohammed scored for Ghana, who will play the Novara U-20 team on Tuesday.
The Black Starlets have been preparing in Novara, Italy for the 2013 African Junior Championships which begins next week in Morocco.
In the first test match, the Black Starlet thrash Swiss second-tier side FC Gossau 10-0.