Desperate Niger vow to eliminate arch-rivals Ghana in knock-out phase



Eric Ayiah and Richard Danso scored for Ghana as the African powerhouses defeat Niger in their FIFAU-17 World Cup Round of 16 encounter. "Every team coming to the World Cup wants to win and we think the same way", said Niger coach Ismaila Teimoko.

The Black Starlets will take on Mali in the quarterfinals of the ongoing tournament in India on Saturday, October 21st.

"We lost two friendlies against Ghana before the African Cup", Teimoko said.

The Charity Star player was again on the score in Ghana's round of 16 clash with Niger at the Mumbai Stadium scoring from a penalty kick.

Niger defeated Nigeria over two legs in the African U-17 qualifying round, survived here in India to go through and thus has little to lose against another powerful opponent.

Ghana had won the U-17 World Cup twice and the performance of the team in the tournament has improved, beating the United States of America at the group stage.

Defender Rachid Soumana, contracted with Ghana club Tudu Mighty Jets FC, can make big career moves with a sterling show in a knockout game.

Both nations are suffering a low after the seniors missed qualification for the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russian Federation, will be strongly counting on the players at the tournament to start building the foundations for their senior national teams for future years.

Fabin stressed on the confidence seen in Niger after the African U-17 championships. They have the belief that they can overcome us.

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