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Sports News of Tuesday, 18 April 2017


Ghana 2-0 Niger: Black Starlets win pre-Afcon friendly

Ghana stepped up preparations for the upcoming Under-17 Africa Cup of Nations with a 2-0 triumph over Niger on Easter Monday.

Goals from Ibrahim Sulley and Gabriel Leveh handed the Black Starlets the bragging rights at the Accra Sports Stadium.

The match is the first of a double-header between the two sides, the second fixture slated for Thursday.

Sulley opened the scoring in the first half before Leveh added the second after recess.

Earlier this month, the Black Starlets drew 2-2 in a friendly with the Serengeti Boys of Tanzania.

Ghana are set to return to the Afcon since 2013 and will play in Group A alongside hosts Gabon, Cameroon and Guinea.

The tournament runs between May 14 and 28, with the top four sides qualifying for the Under-17 World Cup in India in October.