Ghana’s under-17 team, the Black Starlets, won their first international friendly match against Saudi Arabia’s under-17 team on Sunday. The match took place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and ended with a 3-2 victory for Ghana.
The Black Starlets recently participated in a UEFA under-16 developmental tournament in Serbia and traveled to Saudi Arabia for two friendly matches against their under-17 team.
In the first match, Benjamin Tsivanyo scored the opening goal for Ghana, while Hammed Fiifi Peter added another goal four minutes into the second half. Debrah Bossman scored the third and final goal for Ghana in the 61st minute from a spot kick.
Despite being reduced to 10 men after Ali Umar received a red card for a bad tackle on an opponent, Ghana held on to win the match.
The win is a significant boost for the Black Starlets as they prepare for future international tournaments. The team has a rich history of success in African football and has produced many talented players who have gone on to play at the highest level.
For the most part, the match was evenly contested, with both teams displaying impressive skills and tactics. However, Ghana’s experience and composure under pressure proved to be the difference in the end.
The Black Starlets will play Saudi Arabia’s under-17 team again on Thursday, May 4th, 2023. This match will give them another opportunity to fine-tune their tactics and strategies ahead of future competitions.
In conclusion, Ghana’s victory in the first friendly match against Saudi Arabia’s under-17 team is a testament to the team’s talent and potential. With more hard work and dedication, the Black Starlets have the ability to achieve even greater success in the future.
Source: Ghana Guardian