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WAFU B U-17 Afcon Qualifiers: Starlets reach final

Ghana’s Black Starlets have made the 2019 Under-17 Africa Cup of Nations’ WAFU Zone B qualifying tournament final after beating Ivory Coast 2-1 on Wednesday.

Coach Karim Zito’s boys had to come from behind to score two quick goals late in the first half of the game at Stade Général Seyni Kountché in Niamey.

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The Ivorians capitalized on a mistake by defender Abdul Samed to record the opener through Seidu Traore on 20 minutes.

However, on the 40th minute mark, stand-in skipper Umar Mohammed pulled Ghana level with a header off a Samson Agyapong corner kick.

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The Black Starlets then scored what turned out the match winner moments before the half-time whistle through Taufiq Shaibu.

Ghana played the final 15 minutes of the encounter with 10 men after Eugene Adjei Frimpong got marched off for a second yellow card.

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The Black Starlets are now in the final of the WAFU B Championship awaiting either Niger or Nigeria. The winner of the competition takes the sole slot for the zone to the Under-17 AFCON to be staged in Tanzania next year.

 

Source: Kasapafmonline

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