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FIFA to consider merging U-17 and U-20 World Cups

FIFA will consider proposals to merge the U-17 and U-20 FIFA World Cups for both men and women into one competition with increased participation and regularity. As it stands, the FIFA U-17 and U-20 competitions are played every 2 years with 24 teams for the men and 16 teams for the women’ editions. FIFA will now consider merging the two ...

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Health issues affected Danso in U17 World Cup – Fabin

Black Starlets Head Coach has revealed the reason why forward Richard Danso was not given enough opportunities at the ongoing U17 FIFA World Cup in India. Danso was largely used as a super sub throughout the tournament, and came on to score twice against both Niger and India. There were many calls for the WAFA youngster to be given a ...

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Black Starlets’ World Cup run ends after loss to Mali

Mali held on to defeat Ghana 2-1 and reach the semi-finals of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 on Saturday. The result follows victory over their West African rivals in this year’s CAF U-17 Africa Cup of Nations final and moves them into a last-four meeting with either Iran or Spain in Navi Mumbai on Wednesday. In very wet ...

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Ghana beat Niger to progress to U-17 World Cup quarters

Ghana defeated Niger 2-0 in an all-African Round of 16 clash at the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 in Navi Mumbai on Wednesday. The win earns the Black Starlets a quarter-final clash versus another African opponent in Mali on Saturday in Guwahati. Ghana dominated the first half, creating 13 attempts to Niger’s lone effort. The West Africans created the ...

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U-17 World Cup: Ghana thump India 4-0 to top Group A

Ghana’s Black Starlets proved too strong for hosts India, as they won 4-0 in the final Group A match of the ongoing U-17 World Cup tournament on Thursday. The Starlets needed to win to be sure of a place in the second round, but their great start to the match was not rewarded with goals as their usual trait of ...

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High Commissioner to India urges Starlets to bounce back from USA loss

Ghana’s High Commissioner to India, Mike Ocquaye Jnr, has encouraged the Black Starlets team to work hard and recover from Monday’s 1-0 loss to the United States in the U-17 World Cup. The Starlets were undone by a 75th-minute goal from Ayo Akinola after they failed to put away the numerous chances created on the day. The victory sends the ...

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Starlets need to do better in front of goal – Fabin

Black Starlets head coach, Paa Kwesi Fabin, is unhappy about his team’s lack of sharpness in front of goal and has underlined it as the reason behind the 1-0 loss to the United States on Monday. Forwards Emmanuel Toku, and Sadiq Ibrahim all failed to put their chances away during the match and they paid the ultimate prize when Ayo ...

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FIFA Under 17 World Cup: Starlets fall to USA

Ghana’s Black Starlets suffered a 1-0 defeat at the hands of USA in their second group game at the ongoing FIFA Under 17 World Cup in India. The Americans dominated the opening stages of the game and went close to taking the lead on a couple of occasions but were denied by Starlets goalkeeper Ibrahim Danlad. Ghana grew into the ...

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Ghana beats Colombia 1-0 in U-17 World Cup opener

Ghana began their campaign in the 2017 U-17 World Cup in India with a 1-0 win over Colombia at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi. The goal was scored by Sadiq Ibrahim in the 39th minute. He met captain Eric Ayiah’s low cross from the left. The Starlets started brightly and felt comfortable by the mid-point of the first half, ...

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Black Starlets train in India ahead of U-17 World Cup opener

Ghana’s Black Starlets held their first training session in New Delhi on Monday after arriving in the country for the start of the U-17 World Cup on October 6. The team will open the tournament with a match against fellow Group side, Colombia, in the Indian capital and the 21 players were put through several drills by coach Paa Kwesi ...

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