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WAFU Zone B Championship: Black Starlets will face Nigeria with high spirit – Frederick Acheampong

Frederick Acheampong, the Chairman of the Management Committee for the Black Starlets, has expressed confidence in the team’s recovery following their recent setback against Burkina Faso in the WAFU U17 Zone B semi-finals.

Ghana’s aspirations to secure a spot in the U17 AFCON took a hit with a 2-1 loss to Burkina Faso, leaving the players disheartened.

The resignation of their head coach, Laryea Kingston, further added to their disappointment ahead of the third-place playoff against Nigeria.

In a bid to rejuvenate the team’s morale and focus for the upcoming match, Frederick Acheampong revealed that Kurt Okraku, the President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), personally intervened to provide support.

“President Kurt Okraku has taken personal initiative to uplift the spirits of our young players following Saturday’s defeat,” Acheampong stated.

With assistant coaches Nana Agyemang and Jacob Nettey assuming leadership roles for the next match, Acheampong affirmed the team’s readiness to bounce back.

“The players were understandably affected, but with support from the GFA, including individual counselling sessions, they are in good spirits and prepared to give their best,” he mentioned during an interview with 3FM.

The Black Starlets are set to clash with Nigeria in the third-place playoff at the University of Ghana Stadium, promising an intense showdown between the two rivals. Kickoff is scheduled for 16:00GMT.

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