Preview: Ghana U17 Vrs Congo U17 African Junior Championship

Posted On Wednesday, 17th April 2013

Black Starlets at the African Junior Championship

Black Starlets at the African Junior Championship

Paa Kwesi Fabin’s boy must beat Congo to keep their semi-final hopes alive.

The Black Starlets suffered were annihilated by Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets after falling 6-1 to their West African rivals in Marrakech on Sunday night.

Though Paa Kwesi Fabin admitted he got his tactics wrong in the Group B, his boys will pick up the pieces and that must show on Wednesday evening at the same venue.

Congo and the Baby Elephants of Ivory Coast (another of Ghana’s group opponents) shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw in the group opener.

Congo were second best in the game but an 8th minute opener from Ngatsongo Obassi secured a point for them.

Congo’s success in the history of the African U17 Championship comes from a qualification to the 1991 World Cup in Italy and a third-placed finish two years ago in Rwanda.

Teams News

Ghana goalkeeper Lawrence Ati is suspended for tonight’s game after picking a red card in the heavy defeat against Nigeria while defender Yakubu Mohammed has been virtually ruled out for the rest of the tournament with hamstring injury.


A youth Ghana side put much emphasis on free-flowing football but must get their attention on putting the getting the balls into the net to keep a World Cup ticket in sight.