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Sports News of Wednesday, 17 May 2017


Black Starlets defender Najeed Yakubu optimistic ahead of Gabon clash

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Black Starlets defender, Najeed Yakubu, is confident that his side will beat Gabon in the second Group A game of the ongoing 2017 African Junior championship.

Ghana won their first game 4-0 against Cameroon and a win a against the hosts in Wednesday’s duel will secure them a place in the upcoming World U-17 tourney which will be held in India.

“We feel very good and we thank our coach for his guidance. We know African football is not easy and we have to approach the game with seriousness,” the right back said at a press match conference.

“Winning the first match does not qualify us for the World Cup, so we have to win the match today.

“We have really worked hard to get to this point and we are confident that we are going to win our next match.”