11th May 2017 | by Team Media Officer
Black Starlets prepare for tournament with friendly win


The Black Starlets have beaten Gabonese side FC 109 3-0 in an friendly match played on Wednesday as part of preparations for the 2017  African U17 Championship set to begin this weekend.

FC109 started the game more aggressive but starlets warmed themselves gradually into the game.

Coach Paa Kwesi Fabin's side took over the game with good intesectional passes from defence to midfield but Kwadwo Opoku who was leading the attack of the Ghanaians failed to penetrate the defense of FC 109 led by strong boys Lataya Naundounga and Nguena Nguena till 33rd minute when Emmanuel Toku took advantage from a defensive blunder between  Lataya Naundounga and Kakpo Lode and put the ball in the net which the goalkeeper Yanbit Dougassou completely beaten. 

In the 40th minute, FC 109's Ghanaian captain, Blay Joaking Jewel had the best option to equalise from a freekick committed by Razak Yussif at the edge of Starlets penalty box  but goalkeeper Danlard Ibrahim denied him. 

A solo move by Ibrahim Sully from the left frank saw hitman Kwadwo Opoku wasting no time to put the ball at the blind side of FC 109 goalkeeper making it two for starlets in the 41st minute.

The 1st half ended with only one caution for Rogoula O'reima when he heckled Isaac Antan in the 38th minute.

 The head coach of FC 109 changed their goalkeeper for  the 2nd keeper Opape Mensah at the  beginning  of the 2nd half. 

Starlets took over the game completely but failed to get a goal from  so many freekicks and corner kicks. 

Two quick changes by the  Gaboness head coach did not change the Starlets dominance of the game but still Ghana failed to score. 

The technicial bench of Starlets brought in three fresh boys,Kingsley  Owusu, Samuel Money and Thomas Ahin in the 80th minute for Razark Yusif, Gabriel Leveh  and Isaac Antan.

This changes did not bring much difference in the game until 89th minute when left back of Starlets, Rashid Alhassan released an unexpected powerful left footed short which zoomed directly into the net for Starlets 3rd n Last goal. 

 Coach Fabin expressed satisfaction about the  performance of his teams as they await Sunday's opener against Cameroon.


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