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03.08.2004 Football News

Starlets Begin Preparations For Tunisia

By JoySports

Ghana's national under-17 team, the Black Starlets, will begin camping Wednesday at the National Sports College, Winneba, with forty players.

The team, which returned from a special competition in the Gambia last week, play Tunisia in the qualifying series of the African under-17 championship in November.

The coach of the side, David Duncan, told JoySports that the team is yet to begin any serious training since the completion of the nationwide quality player search.

Duncan said the team that competed in the Gambia was a hurriedly assembled side that had not played together before.

He is confident the relatively long period of camping will transform the side into a winsome one.

Even as a makeshift side, the Starlets were impressive in their Gambia outing, winning three out of four matches played.

Lately, the Black Starlets have failed to play at the junior tournament they once dominated.

But Duncan is positive that will soon change in view of the intensive player search he conducted before assembling a team.

Tunisia was among a number of countries that competed in the Gambia tournament.

Though the Starlets did not play them, Duncan told JoySports that he believes he is in a better position to plot a winning strategy having watched them play.

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