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Ghana U-17 Coach Names Final Squad for 2017 World Cup

Ghana U-17 coach Paa Kwesi Fabin named his final 21-man squad for the FIFA under-17 World Cup to be held in India Next month. Kwesi named his final squad on Thursday 21st, after the side’s 2-1 loss to Mali in a preparatory friendly at their training base in Abu Dhabi.

The gaffer gave all the 25 players a chance to play against Mali and prove that they deserve a chance to make the cut. They will be with seven new faces that were not part of the U-17 African Cup of Nations and will be hoping the new energy fires them up next month.

This will be Ghana’s ninth appearance at the FIFA U-17 World Cup and is one of the title favorites following the side’s top performance at the African Cup of Nations and past World Cup.

The young Starlets have a lot to prove for a nation that dominated the tournament in the 90’s, at one time qualifying for four consecutive World Cup finals.

The 2-time U-17 champions will bank on key players like Gabriel Leveh, Ibrahim Danlad, Eric Ayiah and Ibrahim Sulley who stood out at the U-17 African Cup of Nations, inspiring the side to break a 22-year trophy drought.

They are in a rather tricky group with hosts India, Colombia and USA and will play their first group match against Colombia on October 6th at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.

Final Squad.


Ibrahim Danlad, Micheal Acquaye, Kwame Aziz


Najeeb Yakub, Gideon Mensah, Bismark Terry, Owusu, Edmund Arko-Mensah, Abddul Razak Yusif, Giseon Acquah, Rashid Alhassan, John Out


Isaac Gyamfi, Gabriel Levah, Ibrahim Sulleh, Muhammed Kuds, Emmanuel Toku, Muhammed Iddriss


Eric Ayiah, Ricahrd Danso, Muhammed Aminu, Ibrahim Sadiq.



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