Ghana’s Black Starlets came back from a goal down to beat Cote d’Ivoire 2-1 on Wednesday in the semi-finals of the ongoing WAFU Zone B U-17 Championships in Niger.
The Starlets had made it to the last flour after drawing with Niger and beating Togo in the group stages and were hoping to gain a confident start to the match.
However, they were stunned by a goal from the Ivorians when Seydou Traore found the net.
The Starlets fought their way back into the tie and got the equaliser through Umar Mohammed in the 40th minute.
5 minutes later, Taufiq Shaibu scored to make it 2-1 to Ghana at half time.
Cote d’Ivoire tried to get back into the game but Ghana keeper David Kudjo prevented them with a host of saves.
The rest of the team also had to hold on as Eugene Adjei Frimpong was given a second yellow card in the 75th minute.
Ghana will meet Nigeria in the final of the tournament on Saturday after they beat Niger 2-1 in the second semi-final.
Ghana starting lineup:
(1) GK David Kudjo;
(13)Mohammed Abdul, Samed Karim
(17), Samed Abdul
(5), Nathaniel Adjei, Mohammed Umar
(18)Adjei Frimpong Eugene
(8)Simon Appiah Asamoah
(15)Abdul Rashid Fuseini;
(19)Christian Agyenim Boateng,