Ghana’s Black Starlets Beat Cameroon 4-0 in AFCON U-17 Opener


Black Starlets beat Cameroon in their opening game at the Under-17 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon…

Ghana lashed Cameroun at their opening CAF U-17 Championship in Gabon on Sunday, May 14, 2017. The match which took place at the Stade de Port-Gentil saw the Black Starlets crush the Indomitable lions with 4 goals to nothing; thanks to Captain Eric Ayiah and winger Ibrahim Sulley.

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Eric Ayiah and winger Ibrahim Sulley each scored twice to earn the Black Starlets three points at Stade de Port-Gentil. At the 25th minute, Ayiah who opened the scoring galore, shot the Starlets into the lead, courtesy of a pass from Emmanuel Toku who breached the Lions’ defense with ease.

Black Starlets beat Cameroon

Sulley followed suit at the 32nd minute, with his piercing shot from the end of a cut-back from Edmund Arko-Mensah. The attacker saw to a third goal lead two minutes later, with a stunning angular shot.

Ghana’s fourth goal in the 64th minute was equally beautiful. The tussle began when Cheetah FC attacker Emmanuel Toku beat his marker on the right, and drilled a cross into the box. Ayiah picked up the ball, and from an acute angle, drove in a mighty volley into the net to seal three points.

Ghana’s Black starlets beat Cameroon and will now face bottom-placed Gabon on Wednesday, May 17, at the same venue and. A win for the team will be enough to seal their place in the last four as well as a ticket to the forthcoming 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup in India.

The starlets indeed came prepared and well motivated by their coach. Ghana coach Paa Kwesi Fabin had named a strong squad for their CAF U17 Nations Cup Group A opener on Sunday afternoon.

Coach Kwesi Fabin named Najeeb Yakubu, Rashid Alhassan, Faisal Osman and Abdul Razak Yusif as defenders. Asante Kotoko goal keeper, Danlad Ibrahim retained his position as the keeper.  For the midfielders, The coach named Cheetah FC kid Mohammed Iddris and Emmanuel Toku to man the wing.

As seen in the match, Captain Eric Ayiah and Ibrahim Sulley led the attack.