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India World Cup: Starlets fly to UAE on Wednesday

India World Cup: Starlets fly to UAE on Wednesday

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The Black Starlets of Ghana are expected to jet out of Ghana to Abu Dhabi on Wednesday to prepare for the impending U-17 India World Cup tournament scheduled for India. Twenty Four players are expected to make the trip to the UAE from the current 28 players in camp. The team while on the tour will then be pruned down to 21 by coach Paa Kwesi Fabin after excessive assessment on the players. The young Ghanaians will engage in series of friendlies in the United Arab Emirates as they prepare for the biggest Youth football festival. Ghana were earlier scheduled for a tour in an European country but after a meeting with the Ministry had to settle for Abu Dhabi.        
Starlets to Camp in Abu Dhabi ahead of World Cup

Starlets to Camp in Abu Dhabi ahead of World Cup

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The Black Starlets of Ghana will head to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates for their Pre-World Cup camping in India. The team decided on Abu Dhabi (UAE) after an agreement between the management team of the Starlets and the Ministry of Youth and Sports. The young Ghanaian national team were earlier booked to have their training tour in Denmark, where they were expected to engage in series of friendly matches. But will now have to move to the Oil-Rich country for all their necessary preparations for the tournament. Ghana have been housed with host country India, USA, and Colombia in Group A. The team is expected to depart Ghana for the UAE next week where they will continue their preparation for the World Cup. The 2017 FIFA U17 World Cup kicks off on October 6-26....
Sports Minister- Govt to fly fans to India World Cup

Sports Minister- Govt to fly fans to India World Cup

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The Minister of Youth and Sports, Isaac Kwame Asiamah has announced government’s preparedness to transport fans to the 2017 FIFA U-17 if they are able to present a united front for the Championship. According to the Sports Minister, government has advised the various national supporters unions to unite in order to receive support from government. He said he was glad that in his interactions with the various unions they had indicated their readiness to unite ahead of the U-17 which takes place in October.At an interaction with the National U-17 teams at the Ghanaman School of Soccer Excellence in Prampram on Friday, Mr Asiamah said the NPP in opposition was always consistent in their criticism of the Brazil 2014 fiasco which he left some fans stranded in Rio de Janeiro and
No Ghanaian referee for U17 India World Cup

No Ghanaian referee for U17 India World Cup

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There will be no Ghanaian referee for the upcoming 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup to be hosted by India in October this year. No Ghanaian referee was name after FIFA, announced the list of officials and their assistants from all the six confederations. For FIFA, it is essential to ensure that the best match officials from all around the world are selected for FIFA competitions. For some of the selected match officials, India 2017 will be another important step in their preparations for FIFA’s flagship competition, the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. At the same time, this competition in India will give other ambitious FIFA referees the opportunity to show their quality while taking another step forward in their career. In all, the FIFA Referees Committee has appointed 21 tri
Black Starlets drawn in group A alongside host India

Black Starlets drawn in group A alongside host India

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Ghana Black Starlets have been drawn in group A for the impending Fifa U 17 World Cup scheduled for India. The young Ghanaians found themselves in a group made up of host nation India, USA and Colombia for the competition which comes off this year. Coach Paa Kwesi Fabin recently invited a 25 man squad to begin camping ahead of the tournament which begins from October 6 to 28. Ghana qualified for this competition after placing second in the African championship in Gabon.
Starlets Skipper Eric Ayiah gets Black Stars B invite

Starlets Skipper Eric Ayiah gets Black Stars B invite

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Black Starlets captain Eric Ayiah has been called to the Black Stars 'B' as they intensify preparations for their upcoming CHAN qualifiers. Ayiah who recently led the national U-17 to place 2nd at African Championships, is expected to join the home based senior national team for their upcoming friendly game against their Togolese counterparts this weekend. The pacy forward who is preparing for the FIFA U 17 World Cup in October, will switch camp to the senior side on Friday in Prampram. Meanwhile WAFA defender Caleb Amankwaa has also been handed a late call up to the Black Stars B ahead of their trip to Togo. The final squad for the trip to Togo is expected to be announced on Friday. Source: GFA
Ghana Delegation arrives in India for World Cup Draw

Ghana Delegation arrives in India for World Cup Draw

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The Ghana delegation made up of the Chairman of Black Starlets Management Committee, Lawyer Kweku Ayiah and Head coach, Paa Kwasi Fabin has left Accra for India to attend the official draw for the FIFA U-17 World Cup on Friday. The delegates are expected to witness the draw and also take part of accommodation inspection, stadium facilities and other necessary arrangements. They will also take part in a workshop for delegates which will brief them about the impending competition which begins in October this year. The Black Starlets made a the World Cup list following a second place finish int the African Championship in Gabon.  
Camping: 26 Black Starlets players for camping

Camping: 26 Black Starlets players for camping

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Head Coach of the Ghana Black Starlets Paa Kwesi Fabin has named 26 players to begin camping for the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup scheduled for India this year. The youngsters will start camping from Monday at the Ghanaman Soccer of Excellence in Prapram as they prepare for the World tournament which starts on October 5 and ends on the 28. Surprisingly Emmanuel Toku and Gabriel Laveh who had a great tournament in Gabon were not named in Coach Fabins list.   Below are the players who have been invited to camp: Kwame Aziz (Mandela Soccer Academy), Gideon Acquah (Bofoakwa Tano), Isaac Antah(Accra Young Wise), Kingsley Owusu (Dreams FC), Michael Acquaye (WAFA) Eric Ayiah (Charity Stars), Mohammed Iddriss (Cheetah FC), Kwadwo Opoku (Attram De Viser Academy) Samuel Mone...
Mohamed Sissoko set to join Essien in the Indonesia

Mohamed Sissoko set to join Essien in the Indonesia

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Three-time Indonesian champions Mitra Kukar have announced that a deal is in place to sign former Mali, Liverpool, PSG and Valencia midfielder Mohamed Sissoko on a one-year contract. The 32-year-old, who has previously played in China and India, is expected to join once he passes his medical and could be eligible for Mitra's second league game of the season against PSM at home next weekend. He becomes the fourth former English Premier League star to move to Indonesia after Michael Essien, Carlton Cole and Peter Odemwingie. Mitra will become Sissoko's third club in less than six months after he parted ways with Indian side Pune City in December and then had his contract with Italian second -tier side Ternana terminated after only three weeks due to negative attitude. Sissoko p