Posted On Saturday, 13th April 2013
Ghana FA vice-president Fred Crentsil has fired a warning to their Africa U17 Championship opponents insisting the Black Starlets are in to win the title.
The Black Starlets have arrived in Morocco for the tournament which kicks off on Saturday having impressed in their pre-tournament camping in Italy.
The Ghanaians hammered Swiss second division side FC Goussau 10-0 then beat Navara U-20 side 6-2 before going down to the first team of Italian Serie A side Sampdoria 3-2.
Ghana are taking the tournament seriously and the federation has put its vice-president at the Management Committee chairman of the Black Starlets.
There is no cloud of age-cheating hanging around the team as all the players are MRI certified as players qualified to the play at the U17.
They will play Nigeria, Ivory Coast and Congo in Group B while hosts Morocco take on Tunisia, Botswana and Gabon in Group A.
Crentsil, who is leading Ghana’s new generation of players, is confident the work put in by the coaches and progress made in the country’s football will help them win the title.
“We are here to win this Championship. As simple as that, believe me when l say this,” the Ghana FA vice president Crentsil told Cafonline.
“We have a fantastic football team that is going to win this African title and will be going to the World Cup later on in the year with the same aim.”
Crentsil says the performance of the team during their training tour makes him confident that Ghana will conquer Africa for the third time.
“The results and the way this team has been playing make me say so,” said the chairman of the Black Starlets management committee.
“I have been with this team and seen how they have grown as a unit and l am confident in their abilities.
“I am also very happy that mandatory MRI (Magnetic Resonance Image ) scan tests will be conducted here so that gives me even more confidence that this Ghanaian team will perform wonders at this tournament.”
The Black Starlets will open their campaign on Sunday when they take on Nigeria.