Starlets beat Niger to qualify for U-17 championship final

Ghana’s Black Starlets qualified for the final of the CAF U-17 championship after a 6-5 win on penalties.

The clinching penalty from Emmanuel Toku, who is slowly becoming the star player of the team, saw the Starlets overcome a nervous penalty shoot-out to reach the finals.

Coach Paa Kwesi Fabin’s side had been wasteful throughout the game missing several clear opportunities that came their way.

Skipper Eric Ayiah, Gabriel Leveh, Emmanuel Toku and Abdul Razak Yusif were all culprits as they missed their chances in the game.

Niger goalkeeper Khaled Lawali Ibrahim also denied the Black Starlets from finding the back of the net with some great saves.

Penalty misses from Niger duo Yacine Wa Massamba and Djibrilla Ibrahim Mossi saw the two-time Champions (Ghana) make their fourth appearance at the finals after Emmanuel Toku converted the final kick.

The Starlets will now take on the winner of Mali and Guinea in the final.

By Citi Sports