Black Starlets defeat Niger in friendly

The Black Starlets continued preparations for their African Junior Championship with a 2-0 victory over Niger at the Accra Sports Stadium.

A goal in each half from Sulley Ibrahim and Gabriel Leveh provided Paa Kwasi Fabin’s young players the required boost as they prepare for the continental competition.

Sulley Ibrahim scored the opener after he was played through by Mohammed Iddriss. The attacker went past his marker and calmly slotted in the opener.

Tema Youth’s Gabriel Leveh capitalized on a defensive blunder by the Nigeriens to double the lead for the Starlets seven minutes into the second half.

The Starlets squandered several chances to increase the tally as the scoreline remained the same.

The two teams will play again on Thursday at the same venue.

Ghana pushed harder for more goals but the visitors guarded their net to avoid a humiliation, settling for the 2-0 defeat.