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1 Ghana: Starlets Make Winning Start In India

October 6, 2017 1:44 PM
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Two-time world champions, Ghana's Black Starlets have beaten their Colombian counterparts by a goal to nil in the 17th edition of the FIFA U-17 World Cup which kicked off today, Friday, at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi, India.

A fine counter-attack saw Black Starlets captain Eric Ayiah make an incisive run down the left flank before delivering a pinpoint low cross that Sadiq Ibrahim duly converted at the far post for 1-0 half-time lead.

Ghana plays United States of America in their next Group A match on Monday, October 9.

The opening day also saw action from Group B, as New Zealand forced a 1-1 draw with Turkey, while Chile 2015 runners-up Mali meet Paraguay in Navi Mumbai.

Colombia and Ghana in the Group A opener, marked a return to this competition after a long absence for both sides.

The South Americans last appeared in this tournament at Nigeria 2009, while it has been a decade since the Ghanaians last played in a global finals at this level after they finished fourth at Korea Republic 2007.


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