U-17 World Cup: Ghana secures quarter final berth with 2-0 win over Niger

U-17 World Cup: Ghana secures quarter final berth with 2-0 win over Niger

-Ghana's Under 17 football have beaten Niger 2-0 in the second of the FIFA U-17 World Cup in India

-The victory puts them against fellow West Africans, Mali in the quarter final

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Ghana's Black Starlets have qualified for the quarter final of the 2017 FIFA Under 17 World Cup with a 2-0 win over Niger on Wednesday.

U-17 World Cup: Ghana secures quarter final berth with 2-0 win over Niger

The Black Starlets

In a match dominated by the Ghanaians, it could have been a rout if the Starlets had been more clinical in front of goal.

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Despite their high possession, the Starlets had to wait until injury time in the first half before registering the first goal.

Captain Eric Ayiah converted from the spot four minutes into first half injury time, after he had been fouled by Farouk Idrissa in the Niger penalty area.

The tide of the game did not change with the start of the second half and it was only a matter of when the Starlets were going to get the crucial second goal.

However, Ghana spurned the many chances that came their way including a penalty in the 86th minute.

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Midfielder Emmanuel Toku had been fouled earlier in the Niger penalty area but Captain Ayiah's well-struck penalty was equally well-saved Niger keeper Khaled Lawali.

Three minutes after, substitute Richard Danso who had come on for Toku, scored the much-needed second goal with a well taken strike from outside the Niger box.

The win puts Ghana against Mali in the quarter final in what is a repeat of the AFCON grand finale which Mali won 1-0.

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