Ghana U-17s Ready For USA Challenge

Ghana football team will be one of the strongest at the FIFA U-17 World Cup in‚ÄČIndia

The Black Starlets will play host, India in their last group A match on Thursday October 12 in attempt to qualify for the Round of 16.

Sargent is already a member of the United States national U-20 team and in May this year became the youngest player to score for the Americans at the Federation Internationale de Football Association U-20 World Cup.

"I give credits to my goalkeeper and the defence; they did tremendously well", he added.

Ghana drop to third on three points, while Colombia who edged India occupy the second spot on three points.

Apart from the 10-15 mins when Colombia looked in control of the match, it was Ghana all over the pitch. Josh Sargent, Chris Durkin and Andre Carleton scored the goals for coach John Hackworth's side.

According to the Starlets assistant coach Nuhu Adams, Ayiah is the only doubt in the Ghana team for the "must-win" clash against US at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi.


Meanwhile, Debutants Niger made history on Saturday by winning their first match at the Under-17 World Cup in India, but Guinea were beaten in their opening group fixture.

The Group A victor will advance to the knockout stage against a third-place finisher from Groups C, D or E.

That goal took his personal tally for the U.S. team to 19 goals in 30 appearances since 2015.

In Goa, Guinea fell 3-1 to Iran in their first match of Group C.

Ghana had the first clear chance in the 15th minute when Sadiq powered a diagonal long ranger from the left wing which was blocked by Colombia goalkeeper Kevin Mier at his near post.

Guinea got a consolation goal in stoppage time through Fandje Toure.

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