Starlets set for Gabon test


Team Ghana has moved camp to Gabon for the 2017 Africa Under-17 Cup of Nations set to commence next weekend.

The contingent made up of the final 21-man squad for the tournament as well as technical team and other administrative staff arrived in Libreville Friday evening.

The team checked into Hotel Boulevard Acae where they will temporarily base to hold their final preparations ahead of their opening game against Cameroon on May 14.

Speaking ahead of their departure from Accra, Kweku Eyiah, the chairman of the Black Starlets management committee said the team’s major target is securing one of Africa’s slots for the Under-17 World Cup in India.

”The team has been in camp since February 14 2016 and has prepared adequately. All I can say is that the team is ready. These are young boys hungry for success. They know what they want to achieve for themselves.

Our aim is to get past the group stage and qualify for the World Cup. We’ve not qualified since 2007 so it is something that we first want to achieve,” he said.

Ghana, two-time Champions will also face hosts Gabon and Guinea in Group A of the Nations Cup.

Black Starlets final squad

Goalkeepers: Danlad Ibrahim (Asante Kotoko), Michael Acquaye (WAFA), Kwame Aziz (Mandela Soccer Academy)

Defenders (8): Bismark Terry Owusu (Mandela Soccer Academy), Najeeb Yakubu (New Town Youth), Rashid Alhassan (Aduana Stars), Razak Yusuf (FC Tanga), Faisal Osman (Kumasi Young Vipers), Gideon Acquah (Accra United), Kingsley Owusu (Dreams), John Otu (Dreams FC)

Midfielders: Isaac Antah (Accra Young Wise), Idriss Mohammed (Cheetah FC), Gabriel Leveh (Tema Youth), Sulley Ibrahim (New Life FC), Emmanuel Toku (Cheetah FC), Edmund Arko Mensah (Wa All Stars), Samuel Monnie Andoh (Zein United)

Strikers: Eric Ayiah (Charity Stars), Kwadwo Opoku (Charity Stars)

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