This week in 1991: Black Starlets beat Spain in World Cup finals to lift the trophy for 1st time

This week in 1991: Black Starlets beat Spain in World Cup finals to lift the trophy for 1st time

- Ghana's U-17 men's football team won the World Cup this week in 1991, on August 31

- The Black Starlets beat Spain in the finals in a 1:0 match to win the cup for the very 1st time in Ghana's history

- Top of the class for Ghana's youngsters were Kofi Mbeah, Mohammed Gargo, sweeper Isaac Asare, and ace marksman Nii Odartey Lamptey, who scored four goals

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On August 31, 1991, 29 years ago, Ghana's U-17 football team made the country proud as they won the World Cup finals that were held in Italy.

Ghana beat Spain in a thrilling 1:0 encounter with Emmanuel Duah scoring in the 77th minute to seal the victory which was Ghana's first time of winning the coveted title.

Interestingly, Ghana had played in the same group with Spain and finished second due to goal differences, although the Starlets shared the same five points as the group leaders.

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The Black Starlets who were led by coach Otto Pfister proceeded from Group D into the quarter-finals where they beat Brazil by 2:1.

After winning Brazil, the Black Starlets of Ghana went ahead to win Qatar on penalties after a goalless draw in the semis to set a date with Spain in the final.

Top of the class for Ghana's youngsters were Kofi Mbeah, Mohammed Gargo, sweeper Isaac Asare, and ace marksman Nii Odartey Lamptey, who scored four goals.

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This week in 1991: Black Starlets win Spain in World Cup finals to lift the trophy for 1st time

This week in 1991: Black Starlets win Spain in World Cup finals to lift the trophy for 1st time Source: ghanasoccernet.com, ghanaweb.com
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YEN.com.gh also reported that in 1962, a historic event that would remain iconic throughout the history of sports in Ghana was made when the Black Stars of Ghana played against Real Madrid.

The match took place at the Accra Sports Stadium, which was formerly named the Ohene Gyan Sports Stadium, and ended with a scoreline of 3:3.

A report by Ghanaianmuseum.com sighted by YEN.com.gh indicates that after the sterling performance of the Ghana national team against the Spanish giants, Santiago Bernabéu honoured Dr Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana's president at the time.

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