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30.11.2004 Football News

Starlets leave for Tunisia tonight

By GNA
Starlets leave for Tunisia tonight

Accra, Nov 30. GNA - A contingent of 27 players and officials of the national U-17 soccer team, the Black Starlets are scheduled to leave tonight for Tunis, ahead of their next African U-17 Championship qualifier billed against the North Africans on Sunday.

The team is billed to play their Tunisian counterparts who lost 3-1 in their first leg match in Kumasi a fortnight ago and would be travelling aboard an Alitalia flight.

The contingent, which is made up of 20 players and seven officials, includes two goalkeepers, seven defenders, five midfielders, and six strikers with coach David Duncan leading the pack of officials.

A source close to the GNA Sports named the players as Nana Bonsu and Michael Addo as the goalkeepers with skipper Emmanuel Ansong, Samuel Inkoom, David Telfer, Jonathan Quartey, Ernest Danso, Kennedy Korlei and Solomon Addy making up the defenders.

The midfield will be handled by Peter Essian, George Appiah, James Tagoe, Charles Boateng and Ghandy Kassenu whilst the attackers include Victor Ayireh, Awudu Abubakar, Sadat Bukari, Nana Osei Banahene, David Offei and Opoku Agyemang.

The Starlets needs at least a draw to scale over the North African's hurdle to keep their dream on track of participating in next year's championship slated for The Gambia.

The winner of the two leg matches would meet Ethiopia at the next stage for qualification.

The Ghanaians posted a 3-1 over their opponents when they visited Kumasi to raise the hope of soccer fans with regards to their qualification.

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