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21.01.2007 Sports News

Wednesday draw for U-17

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Wednesday draw for U-17
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Ghana would on Wednesday know their group opponents for African U-17 Championship that comes in March to be hosted by Togo.

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

Executive Committee member and head of the Black Starlets management team, Edward Awuah Nyamekye is leading the 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.

The veteran coach and his backroom staff would be monitoring keenly Ghana's opponents when the draw is made.

The 14-day event would kick start on 10 March and end on March 24.

Qualified Countries: Ghana, Eritrea, Gabon, Burkina Faso,Nigeria, Tunisia, South Africa and host Togo

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