Black Starlets

WAFU U-17 Zone B: Black Starlets Beat Cote D’Ivoire To Win Bronze


The Black Starlets defeated Ivory Coast 3-2 to claim the bronze medal in the WAFU Zone B U-17 tournament at the Cape Coast Stadium on Friday, June 24.

Ghana failed to secure a spot in next year’s U-17 Africa Cup of Nations in Algeria following a loss to Burkina Faso in the semi-final stage of the competition.

However, Paa Kwesi Fabin’s side ensured a positive finish to their campaign on Friday, securing bronze medal after beating neighbours Ivory Coast.

Abdul Rashid Adams scored to draw the Black Starlets levelled after Ivory Coast had taken the lead earlier in the game from the penalty spot.

Richard Apokum put Ghana in the lead after the recess before Makhete Moustaha N’Diaye equalised for Ivory Coast.

Abdul Razak Salifu scored in stoppage time, securing a 3-2 win and the bronze medal for Ghana.

In the final of the tournament, Nigeria beat Burkina Faso with a 2-1 scoreline.

Credit: Joy Sports

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Samuel A. Boakye-Buckman (popularly known as Dada Oliseh) is a self-motivated young journalist with a passion for telling stories better with pictures. He is the founder, owner, editor, and bankroller of He has a vast experience in the reporting of football-related activities in Ghana and beyond. A former employee of Hearts News (official mouthpiece of Accra Hearts of Oak), 90 minutes sports paper, National Sports Authority,,, and, Samuel is one of the few energetic and self-motivated young journalist in Ghana with a large following on social media, especially Facebook ( He is well known for his frequent updates from all over the country with pictures to match. He is also a correspondent for a few international websites, including CAF. In recent times, he has introduced, as part of his many talents, the live streaming of matches and football-related activities. He is also the originator and photographer of Dada Oliseh Photos. He lives in Accra Ghana.

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