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09.11.2008 Football News

Starlets ready to deny Gambia

					Starlets ready to deny Gambia
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AFRANIE IS OPTIMISTIC OF A WIN Ghana's Under-17 team, the Black Starlets, engage Gambia in the last hurdle first leg qualifier of the Africa Under-17 Championship.

The Starlets expect a tougher opposition on Sunday at the Baba Yara Stadium after enjoying an easy ride over Libya in the previous qualifying round.

" We are prepared and we watched their Under20s lose to our side and in Ghana and we have a fair idea of how they play," Head coach E K Afranie told

" We are expecting bigger boys from Gambia and that is why all these while we played premier league sides not to be overwhelmed."


The team polished their preparations last week with a 4-0 win over a second-string Asante Kotoko side.

The winner over two-legs progress to the finals to be staged in Algeria next year.

Ghana will seeking a double over Gamba in youth football after the Young Scorpions were eliminated in the Africa Youth Championship last month.


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