Preko backs Starlets to qualify for CAF U17 semis

Yaw Preko

Yaw Preko

Ex-Ghana international Yaw Preko says the Black Starlets are capable of qualifying to semi-final of the Africa U-17 Championship.

The team are at the bottom of the table with one point from two matches in their Group.

The Black Starlets can qualify if they beat Ivory Coast in their final Group match in Casablanca and hope Congo lose against Nigeria.

Preko who represented Ghana at the 1991 FIFA World Cup, is asking head coach Paa Kwesi Fabin and his team to go all out for a win.

“If you are sitting at the bottom of the table, all you need badly is results. in a group like this, anything at all can happen,” Preko, now Ghana U20 assistant coach told Joy Sports.

“So all they need to do is to lift themselves up, go for the kill and pray that the others (Congo) mess up and they (Starlets) will qualify.

“It’s all about determination. Cote D’Ivoire is not an easy side, especially after beating Nigeria but if the Starlets work extra hard, they can get the three points they need to qualify.”

Qualification to the semi-final will secure a slot for the 2013 FIFA U17 World Cup in UAE.