WAFU Zone B U-17 Champs: Ghana beat Cote d’Ivoire to reach finals

The Black Starlets of Ghana are through to the finals of the 2018 WAFU Zone B Championship after coming from a goal down to beat Cote d’Ivoire 2-1 on Thursday in the semi-finals of the ongoing WAFU Zone B U-17 Championships in Niger on Wednesday afternoon.

The Starlets had made it to the last flour after drawing with Niger and beating Togo in the group stages and were hoping to gain a confident start to the match.

However, they were stunned by a goal from the Ivorians when Seydou Traore found the net.

Ghana’s U-17 side fought their way back into the tie and got the equaliser through Umar Mohammed in the 40th minute.

Five minutes later, Taufiq Shaibu scored to make it 2-1 to Ghana at halftime.

Cote d’Ivoire tried to get back into the game but Ghana keeper David Cudjoe prevented them with a host of saves.

The rest of the team also had to hold on as Eugene Adjei Frimpong was given a second yellow card in the 75th minute.

Ghana will meet either Nigeria or Niger in the final of the tournament.

The two teams meet in the second semi-final on Thursday.

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