Black Starlets Claim Their Place In U-17 Finals

Ghana Men’s U-17s secured their place at the 2015 African Under-17 Championship after defeating Cameroon 4-3 in Accra on Sunday.

The seven-goal thriller handed the Black Starlets back-to-back wins over the Cameroonians after pulling a 2-1 first leg victory a fortnight ago in Yaounde.

A brace by Henry Medarious coupled with goals from Abass Issah and Jonah Osabutey put Paa Kwesi Fabin’s side on route to Niger for next year’s Championship.

Asokwa Deportivo’s Abass, who scored in the first leg register the first goal at the Accra Stadium after 6 minutes when he nodded in a cross.

Medarious doubled the Black Starlets lead twenty minutes later before Osabutey made it three-nil.

Three minutes before the break, the Young Indomitable Lions pulled a goal back through Nguene Armel before both sides headed for recess.

The visitors appeared to have found their way back when just three minutes into the restart of the game, Bayemi Nguidjol scored to give them a life line.

And with four minutes remaining on the clock, Medarious scored what appeared to be the game’s last goal but the Cameroonians fought back to score in a nervy finish.

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