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17.01.2007 Football News

African U-17 Championship draw on Wednesday

By myjoyonline
African U-17 Championship draw on Wednesday
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Ghana's Black Starlets will by close of Wednesday know their group opponents for the African U-17 Championship that comes off from March 10 to March 24.

The draw for the competition takes place in the Togolese capital of Lome.

Ghana Football Association Executive Committee member and head of the Black Starlets management team, Edward Awuah Nyamekye is leading a Ghanaian delegation for the draw.

Ghana, silver medalist in the 2005 competition hosted by the Gambia qualified for this year's event after edging out the Ivory Coast last month.

And as Ghana seeks to win the continental trophy at this level for the third time in seven appearances, Black Starlets coach, Fred Osam Duodu would also be hoping to win it back-to-back.

Fred Osam Duodu would be making a second successive appearance at the African U-17 Championship after guiding Gambia to win the trophy at the expense of Ghana when they hosted the event in 2005.

Qualified countries are Ghana, Eritrea, Gabon, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Tunisia, South Africa and host Togo.

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