Ghana Fail to Qualify for the Africa U17 Cup of Nations After Defeat to Burkina Faso

Ghana Fail to Qualify for the Africa U17 Cup of Nations After Defeat to Burkina Faso

  • The Black Starlets of Ghana have failed to qualify for the Africa U17 Cup of Nations after defeat to Burkina Faso
  • The U17 national team lost to Burkina Faso in the semi-finals of the WAFU Zone B Cup of Nations to miss out on AFCON
  • The West African football powerhouse last qualified for the Africa U17 championship in 2017, reaching the final

Ghana's U17 male national football team, the Black Starlets, will miss the Africa U17 Cup of Nations next year after suffering defeat to Burkina Faso in the semi-finals of the WAFU Zone B Cup of Nations.

Ousmane Camara's second half penalty ended the hosts dream of returning to the continental championship.

The West African giants will have to wait for another three years to qualify for the Africa U17 tournament.

Ghana, Burkina Faso, WAFU Zone B, AFCON U17
The Black Stars have failed to qualify for the Africa U17 Cup of Nations after defeat to Burkina Faso. Credit: @Blaqqkoffi @442GH
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Burkina Faso got off to a great start but failed to take their chances in the first half as the Black Starlets kept it mute in defence.

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However, Ghana bounce back from their slow start to take charge of the second half, dominating most of the possession.

A momentary slip in concentration saw defender Andrew Appiah foul a Burkinabe attacker in the box.

Ousmane Camara elected himself for the spot kick and made no mistake as he secured the winner for the Young Stallions.

The victory means they will face Nigeria, who beat Ivory Coast 3-1 in the other semi-final.

Ghana have now failed to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations since finishing second in Gabon 2017.

The Black Starlets will play Ivory in the third and fourth place play-off.

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The aforementioned nations took their camaraderie to yet another level when they engaged in a friendly dance battle ahead of the semifinal round of fixtures.

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Source: Sports Brief News