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October 21, 2017 8:49 AM 2017 FIFA U-17 world cup: Inspired by Pogba and Lingard, Mali aim to end Ghana's campaign

Mali look to do the treble this year but Ghana players ready to 'pay them back' in this all-African quarterfinal... "Pogba et Lingard?", asked this reporter in his limited knowledge of the French language. "Merci", this reporter thanked the Mali U17 player who clarified that it was indeed the Manchester United duo that inspired the Les Aiglonnets dressing 116

October 20, 2017 9:54 PM U17 World Cup: Inspired by Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard, Mali aim to end Ghana's campaign

"Pogba et Lingard?", asked this reporter in his limited knowledge of the French language. "Merci", this reporter thanked the Mali U17 player who clarified that it was indeed the Manchester United duo that inspired the Les Aiglonnets dressing room to practice their celebration move from a snippet that emerged four days earlier on FIFA World Cup's official 105

October 20, 2017 7:44 PM EXCLUSIVE: Defender Lawrence Lartey joins Hawassa Kenema in Ethiopia

Ghanaian defender Lawrence Lartey has joined Ethiopian side Hawassa Kenema SC, can confirm. The former Ashanti Gold SC captain signed one-year contract with the Ethiopia Premier League outfit. The 23-year-old joined South African side Ajax Cape Town after guiding AshantiGold SC to win their fourth league title in 2015. In 2017, he signed 91

October 20, 2017 7:07 PM In Guwahati, it's time for Africa

When Mali take on Ghana in the 2017 quarter-finals, it promises to be an intense physical skirmish in rainy Guwahati. Temperatures have dropped but the turf beneath both teams' may not be as solid as they would like. Here are the stats: Ghana, who had challenged Nigeria's early mark in the U-17 World Cups, are two-time champs, twice losing finalists 115

October 20, 2017 6:34 AM Starlets Depart For Guwahati Ahead Of Quarter Finals

The Black Starlets of Ghana on Thursday departed to Guwahati from their Mumbai base to continue with their preparations towards another all-African clash with Mali in the ongoing 2017 Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) Under-17 World Cup in India. The two-time Champions would play neighbours Mali, who beat Ghana in the African U-17 Cup of Nations 85

October 19, 2017 8:52 AM NFF Celebrates Falcons Star Ordega At 23

The NFF sent the message on their verified Twitter handle on Thursday. “Happy birthday Nigeria Super Falcons forward Francisca Ordega. Shine on,” the NFF tweeted on their handle. Ordega is currently playing on loan for Australian women’s league side Sydney FC from American side Washington Spirits. Ordega represented Nigeria at the 2010 FIFA U-17 Women’s 101

October 18, 2017 7:33 PM Clinical Ghana breach Niger wall

At the half-time whistle, Niger goalkeeper Khaled Lawali picked up the towel kept next to the goal post, covered his face with it for a few seconds even as he started walking towards his dugout. Till the final minute to half-time, the debutants had managed to keep the mighty Ghana at bay. But a moment of madness broke the deadlock, and Niger’s spirit 114

October 18, 2017 7:33 PM Fifa U-17 World Cup: Ghana sail into last 8

Mumbai: Ghana outclassed fellow-African Niger 2-0 to enter the quarter-finals of the Fifa U-17 World Cup. Eric Ayiah converted a penalty moments before the half time whistle and substitute Richard Danso scored in the 90th minute to seal a dominant win at the DY Patil Stadium here on Wednesday. Ghana, cheered by their travelling fans, created many chances 109

October 18, 2017 1:24 PM FIFA U17 World Cup: ''They look like a U23 team'' laments bitter Iraq coach after 5-1 loss to Mali

The Asian champions took on the African champions in a R16 clash at the Fatorda Stadium in Goa on a night full of goals and emotions. It was a perfect night set for the champions of their respective continents to face each other in the Round of 16 as Asian champions Iraq would take on their African counterparts Mali. However, a dominant Mali side showcased 108

October 18, 2017 1:07 PM U17 World Cup: Desperate Niger vow to eliminate arch-rivals Ghana in knock-out phase

Niger, making their maiden appearance at the U-17 World Cup 2017, reached the round-of-16 by scoring just one goal from three group stage matches and conceding six along the way to Spain and Brazil. Their defensive shortcomings were severely exposed by their highly experienced opponents at the group phase of the tournament in India. Despite these deficiencies 107