WAFU B U-17: Benin game wasn’t a walk in the park – Black Starlets’coach Laryea Kingston

Ghana’s U17 side, the Black Starlets, have secured a hard-fought 2-0 victory over Benin to reach the semi-finals of the WAFU B U17 tournament.

Coach Laryea Kingston’s team faced a sterner test than expected, but goals from Mark Kagawa Mensah and Theophilus Ayamga ensured they progressed to the last four.

“It was a very difficult match,” Kingston admitted. “People thought it would be a walk in the park, but it wasn’t. We were lucky to have seen their game against Ivory Coast, which gave us an advantage.”

Ghana will now focus on securing a win in the semi-finals to book a place in the 2025 U17 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), aiming to end a seven-year absence from the tournament.

The Black Starlets’ performance has raised hopes among fans, and they will be looking to continue their strong form in the upcoming semi-final match.

The victory sets up a tantalizing semi-final clash, with Ghana seeking to maintain their momentum and secure a spot in the AFCON.

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