Ghana edge Cameroon out of 2015 African Under-17 Championship

Ghana edge Cameroon out of 2015 African Under-17 Championship
Source: Ghana |
Date: 29-09-2014 Time: 03:09:29:am

Ghana's U-17 men's team, the Black Starlets secured their place at the 2015 African Under-17 Championship after defeating Cameroon 4-3 in Accra on Sunday.

The seven-goal thriller handed the Black Starlets back-to-back wins over the Cameroonians after pulling a 2-1 first leg victory a fortnight ago in Yaounde.

A brace by Henry Medarious coupled with goals from Abass Issah and Jonah Osabutey put Paa Kwesi Fabin's side en-route to Niger for next year's Championship.

Abass, who scored in the first leg registered the first goal at the Accra Stadium after 6 minutes when he nodded in a cross.

Medarious doubled the Black Starlets lead 20 minutes later before Osabutey made it three-nil.

Three minutes before the break, the Young Indomitable Lions pulled a goal back through Nguene Armel.

The visitors appeared to have found their way back when just three minutes into the restart of the game, Bayemi Nguidjol scored to give them a life line.

And with four minutes remaining on the clock, Medarious scored what appeared to be the game's last goal but the Cameroonians fought back to score in a nervy finish.


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