Black Starlets Land In Morocco For African U17 Championship

Posted On Wednesday, 10th April 2013

Black Starlets

Ghana’s U17 team have arrived in Morocco for the 2013 African Junior Championship.

The Black Starlets touched down in Casablanca on Wednesday morning from Italy where they camped for two weeks.

They trained at the Novara Training Complex where they trim the rough edges with three preparatory matches.

Paa Kwesi Fabin’s side raised the level of expectation after trouncing Swiss second-tier side FC Gossau 1-0.

The Starlets also lost 3-2 to Sampdoria before wrapping up their preparation with a 6-2 thrashing of the youth team of Novara.

Ghana begin their Group B campaign against arch-rivals Nigeria on 14 April at the Stade Marakkech.

They will play Congo three days later and final Group B match against Ivory Coast.

Qualification to the semi-finals at the tournament will earn the Black Starlets a slot to play at the 2013 FIFA U17 World Cup in UAE.

Ghana last won the African U17 Championship in 1999.

Ghana squad:

Goalkeepers: Ali Mohammed, Lawrence Ati and Emmanuel Anning

Defenders: Isaac Twum, Patrick Kojo Asmah, William Dankyi, Nicholas Opoku, Yakubu Mohammed, Hamza Hamidu and Kingsley Fobih

Midfielders: Gideon Waja, Appiah MacCarthy, Caleb Gomina, Paul Asare De-Vries, Yaw Yeboah, David Atanga, Thomas Agyapong, Zakaria Mumuni and Emmanuel Oti Essigba

Strikers: Emmanuel Boateng and Benjamin Tetteh