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24.11.2008 Football News

Starlets miss Africa U17 tourney

					Starlets miss  Africa U17 tourney

STARLETS FAIL GHANAIANS AGAIN Ghana's Under-17 team, the Black Starlets, were denied qualification to next year's Africa Under-17 Championship by Gambia after losing 2-0 in the return leg last qualifying round match on Saturday.


The Gambians secured the ticket on the away goal rule after losing 3-1 in the first leg played in Kumasi two weeks ago.


The Baby Scorpions have avenged defeat after their Under-20 side were bundled out of the Africa Youth Championship qualifiers by their Ghanaian counterparts.


This is a big blow for Ghana coach E. K Afranie who was seeking to improve Ghana's fourth-placed finish at the last Fifa World Cup in Korea.


This is the third time Ghana has failed to qualify for the Africa Under-17 Championship after crashing out in 2001 and 2003.


Match details later.

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