WAFU B U-17: Hosts Ghana Thrash Côte d’Ivoire 5-1 In Opener

Hosts Black Starlets of Ghana got their campaign off to a perfect with a dominant 5-1 win against Côte d’Ivoire, in the opening game of the 2024 WAFU Zone B U-17 Championship on Wednesday.

A brace from Joseph Narbi and a goal each from Godfred Srapong, Harve Gbafa, and Mark Kagawa secured the win in Group A.

Narbi gave the Black Starlets the lead after 27 minutes and got his side’s second three minutes to the break.

Sarpong added the third goal with a perfect volley moments after the break.

Côte d’Ivoire pulled a goal back but Gbafa headed home Ghana’s fourth before Kagawa made it 5-1.

The tournament will continue today (Thursday) in Group B when Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets will take on Burkina Faso.

The WAFU B U-17 tournament is the qualifiers for the U-17 AFCON.

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