U-17 Afcon semis: ‘Starlets won’t underrate Niger’ today – Coach Paa Kwesi Fabin
Black Starlets coach Paa Kwasi Fabin says his side will play with level heads when they face Niger in the semifinals of the Under-17 Afcon on Wednesday.
Ghana has enjoyed quite a clean run this campaign, gaining seven points with 9 goals from the group stage to set up the date with the Mena Cadets who finished second in Group B.
The Black Starlets defeated Niger twice in friendly games at the Accra Sports Stadium last month but the coach insists that is no guarantee the Mena Cadets will be pushovers.
‘’We respect our opponents. Our chance of progressing to the final is very bright. We are happy they’ve qualified together with us.
“We played two friendlies with them as part of our preparations for this competition. We learnt a lot from them. Though we beat them in both matches We know they now know our team as we know them but a semi-final match is not the same as a friendly so we are leaving no stones unturned. So, our chances are bright. We know them and they also know so I think it will be an interesting match,’’ Fabin said ahead of the game.
The Ghana vs Niger semifinal clash kicks off at 14:30 GMT.