17 May

CAF U17 Nations Cup: Ghana whitewash Gabon to earn World Cup qualification

The Black Starlets of Ghana earned another victory in the 2017 CAF U17 Nations Cup in Gabon on Wednesday evening.
Ghana have qualified to this year's edition of the U17 FIFA World Cup after thumping Gabon 5-0 in Port Gentil.
The male U17 team of Ghana started the game on a good note but failed to open the score in the first twenty minute of the game despite their numerous chances created.
Both sides displayed beautiful passes in the mid of the first half but Ghana managed to fetch the opener in the quarter of the game.
Skipper Eric Ayiah snatched the lead after converting a spot-kick awarded to them in the first half.
A 34th minute brilliant finish from Emmanuel Toku ended the first department of the game in a 2-0 lead for Ghana.
The Gabonese nearly pulled one back on the stroke of half time but goalkeeper Ibrahim Danladi saved the two-time champions.
After recess, Coach Paa Kwesi Fabin charges returned to mount pressure on the host nation to scored three goals.
Eric Ayiah registered his second goal of the day before Emmanuel Toku grabbed another brace to make it 4-0.
Partmos Arhin completed Ghana U17 team victory with another brilliant finish.
The West African country has reached the semis of the tournament and has gained one of the slots for FIFA U17 World Cup which will be held in India.

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