Athletics News of Wednesday, 13 January 2021
The Black Starlets
The National Below-17 crew, the Black Starlets has been booted out of the ongoing West Africa Football Union (WAFU) Zone B Championship in Keague, Togo.
The Starlets dropped by 3-1 to Ivory Coast on Tuesday night.
The 3-1 scoreline indicates, Ghana has failed to seal qualification to the Confederation of Africa Soccer (CAF) U-17 tourney to be staged in Morocco afterwards this yr.
After drawing with Nigeria in the opening match a few times in the past, Ghana required a get to advance to the semi-finals, but was not able to match neighbours, Ivory Coastline and exited at the group phase.
It was the Ivorians who drew first blood in much less than 10 minutes through Moses Junior right before the first fifty percent break.
From the break, Ivory Coast added a single goal in advance of Ghana pulled a single back. As the Ghanaian staff were marching on to pull parity, the opponents had been awarded a penalty from the Togolese referee Vicentia Eyonam Amedome to sprint Ghana’s desire of qualifying to the very last 4.
The Ivorians held onto the direct to safe their next earn in the competitors with six points.
It was all agony and anguish for the gamers and complex workforce who think the referee was unfair in his officiating soon after waving off two penalties in the recreation.
Ivory Coastline and Nigeria have progressed to the previous four from Team B.