WAFU B U17: President of Ghana FA pledges support for Black Starlets

Black Starlets of Ghana

President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kurt Okraku, has assured the National U-17 team, Black Starlets of the Association’s continuous support after Burkina Faso shuts the Black Starlet’s African U17 Youth Championship dreams.

Kurt Okraku speaking to the players after the painful defeat lauded the team for their performance and promised them of the Association’s support

The development agenda of the GFA will continue with this group of players. This is one of the processes leading to your full development,” he stated.

You didn’t get favorable results today but your future looks bright and you will be good. This is not the end of the road. There are a lot of talents in this group and we will give you the support to blossom.”

“We appreciate what you have done. Your efforts and hard work will pay off one day,” he added.

Ghana's dream to play in the next African U17 Youth Championship in Algeria has been shattered after losing 1-0 to Burkina Faso in the semifinals of the 2022 WAFU B Championship.

Burkina Faso's only goal of the game came after the hour mark through the spot.

Ousamane Camara stepped up and placed his penalty firmly in the left top corner to put Burkina Faso ahead in the 64th minute.

Burkina Faso will take on Nigeria in the finals of the championship.

Nigeria secured a 3-1 victory over Cote d'Ivoire to book a place in the final. Set-piece expert, Emmanuel Michael scored twice with Abubakar Idris Abdullahi adding the third whiles Yan Diomande grabbed the consolation for the Ivorians.

Burkina Faso and Nigeria have qualified for the next African U17 Youth Championship in Algeria next year.

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