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Sports News of Saturday, 27 May 2017


U-17 AFCON: We’ll not underrate Mali – Ghana Coach

Ghana’s U-17 team, the Black Starlet’s coach, Paa Kwesi Fabin has said his team will not underrate the Eaglets of Mali when both sides lock horns Sunday at the Stade d’Angondje in Libreville.

Coach Fabin says they expect some kind of challenge from the team and therefore won’t underrate his opponents.

“I know a bit about them when they played Guinea. Most of their players have experience so I expect a tough challenge from them. We cannot afford to and will not underrate them,” Coach Fabin told the press.

Ghana progressed into the Final following a 6-5 penalty shootout win over Niger at Stade de port Gentil on Wednesday while their counterparts, Mali made it to the final with 2-0 on penalties.

Probable Starting XI against Mali: 1) Danlad Ibrahim (5)Najeeb Yakubu (3)Gideon Acquah (2)John Otu (12)Abdul Razak Yusif (18)Idriss Mohammed (7)Ibrahim Sulley (8)Isaac Ansah (6)Eric Ayiah (19)Patmos Arhin (10)Emmanuel Toku