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15.09.2020 Football News

Black Starlets Coach Confident Of Qualifying For U-17 AFCON

By Susu Graham
Ben Fokuo
LISTEN SEP 15, 2020
Ben Fokuo

Black Starlets coach Ben Fokuo has assured Ghanaians that he will lead the Starlets out of the WAFU Zone B and to the upcoming U17 African Championship.

Speaking to the GFA, the Starlets trainer lamented the impact of COVID 19 on their preparations.

The Starlets had assembled in February to begin five months of preparation in anticipation of the qualifying campaign, however, this was no longer possible

“The pandemic has affected us a lot because now we have about a month to prepare the team”

Even so, he was optimistic about his ability to get the team ready for the task.

He also revealed that the players had been training all through the lockdown to keep them in shape as he said

“We called to give them some training programs for them to follow so that when we get to camp, we won’t start afresh”

Coach Fokuo was bullish about his team’s chances when asked about qualification concluded by saying, “I’m assuring Ghanaians to support us and bring that love back because they’ll see a new U-17 team and nobody will disgrace them at the tournament,” he added.

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