Ghana U17 beat South Africa 3-0 for third straight win at 4-nation tourney

Black Starlets

Black Starlets

Ghana’s U17 team ended the round-robin of the four-nation tournament in Namibia with a 100 percent winning record after beating South Africa 3-0 on Good Friday.

Abass Isaah scored two first half goals before completing his hat-trick in the second half.

Ghana have now scored eight goals, conceding only once against Namibia (2-1) and finished top of the four-team table on nine points.

German side Westphalia followed with six and Namibia and South Africa finished in third and fourth place respectively.

The Black Starlets will face German Westphalia on Sunday afternoon at the Swakopmund Sports Complex.

Ghana national under-17 football team

name: Ghana Under 17

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nickname: The Black Starlets

association: Ghana Football Association

confederation: CAF (Africa)

coach: Paa Kwasi Fabin

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first game: 1 – 1
(Accra, Ghana; 10 August 1986)

largest win: 7 – 0
(Bamako, Mali; 20 May 1995)

largest loss: 3 – 1
(Gaborone, Botswana; 18 May 1997)
0 – 2
(Lomé, Togo; 17 March 2007)
1 – 6
(Marrakech, Morocco; 14 April 2013)

regional name: African Under-17 Championship

regional cup apps: 7

regional cup first: 1995

regional cup best: Winners, 1995, 1999

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Ghana national U-17 football team known as the Black Starlets, is the youngest team that represents Ghana in football. They are two-time FIFA U-17 World Cup Champions in 1991 and 1995 and a two-time Runner-up in 1993 and 1997. Ghana has participated in eight of the 12 World Cup events starting with their first in Scotland 1989 through dominating the competition in the 1990s where at one-time they qualified for 4 consecutive World Cup finals in Italia 1991, Japan 1993, Ecuador 1995 and Egypt 1997 to their most recent participation in South Korea 2007 where they lost the World Cup Semi final 1-2 to Spain in Extra Time.

They have also won the African Under-17 Championship two-times in 1995 and 1999 and were Runners-up in 2005 as well.

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