Ghana U17 coach Paa Kwesi Fabin has named his strong final 21-man squad for the FIFA U17 World Cup to be held in India next month.
Accra Hearts of Oak have raised a red flag against their perennial rivals, Asante Kotoko and threatened to report the Kumasi-based club to FIFA should the Porcupine Warriors make an attempt to illicitly cajole their influential and talisman, Winful Cobbinah to cross carpet to join the fabulous lads.
Deputy Sports Minister, Pius Enam Hadzidze, has stated that there is a consideration to send fans to India to support the Black Starlets of Ghana at this year’s FIFA U17 World Cup.
After what happened in Brazil 2014 where a commission of enquiry was set to look into Ghana’s poor participation at the tournament and fans treatment. This consideration has come as a shock to many.
But Pius Enam insists getting supporters to India is crucial to the team’s chances of winning the competition.
Nigeria had its first 3 points in the group stage in the ongoing WAFU tournament after beating Ghana 2-0 yesterday at the new Cape Coast stadium.
The Nigerians declared their intentions of winning the match when they created most chances and dominated the first half of the game.
The super Eagles continued their dominance in the second half and broke the dead lock through Anthony Okpotu. Moses Eneji Peter added the second goal for Nigeria through a singular effort.
It was quite an interesting interaction at the Public Accounts Committee hearing on Tuesday as the Ministry of Youth and Sports took its turn before the committee.
A major subject that was raised was the payment of US$525,000 consultation fee that is being demanded by RICS Consult.
According to the Annual Report of the Auditor-General on the Public Accounts of Ghana-Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs) for the year ended 31st December 2015, the Ministry of Youth and Sports entered into a contract to pay US$ 525,000 as consultancy fee for the preparation of Ghana's bid documents for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.
Ghana coach Maxwell Konadu couldn’t help but admit that the Black Stars B lost to a better team after seeing his side outclassed 2-0 by Nigeria’s Super Eagles in Monday’s final group match in the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations tournament.
The Black Stars B failed to replicate their impressive form that saw them account for Guinea and Mali to confirm their semi-final slot as the Super Eagles ran rampant with goals from Anthony Okpotu and Peter Moses doing the damage.
“It wasn’t the best of games for us and I must congratulate Nigeria for their performance, they showed much determination,” Konadu said.
“They looked hungrier and I think they deserved to victory, we came into the game with a plan, but we were forced to make an early substitution after Isaac Twum got injured.”