Despite their failure to leave a mark at the WAFU U-17 Cup of Nations, Black Starlets head coach Ben Fokuo believes the team will go places.
The Ghana U-17 side have been booted out of the ongoing WAFU U-17 Cup of Nations following their failure to make it out of their Group.
The Black Starlets suffered a painful 3-1 loss to Cote D’Ivoire at the Stade de Kugue in Togo which saw them crashed out of the tournament.
Ghana needed just a point to advance to the semi finals of the competition but it proved to be a difficult task for them as Cote D’Ivoire beat them to qualify with Nigeria.
However, Bek Fokuo says although the team failed to reach a minimum target of qualify for the AFCON U-17, there are a lot of talents in the team that will benefit the nation in the long run.
“The fact that we lost doesn’t mean that the team won’t go places. Sometimes you look at the quality of players you have and it tells you that they will go places. If we lost a game doesn’t mean that the team won’t go places in terms of individual players. That’s not the end for the U-17 team though we are out of the competition but we look ahead for a brighter future. Some of the players will still be in the U-17 team and some will progress to the U-20 and they will improve and help us win trophies,” he told GFA media.
He also called on Ghanaians to continue supporting the team despite their disappointment.
“I know Ghanaians are disappointed and the players and technical team are also not happy for not qualifying to the next stage of the competition. But what I will tell Ghanaians is that, they should keep on being behind the U-17 team and we still have to scout and build a new U-17 side for the future. They shouldn’t be downhearted; we have a long way to go in future and we have new talents in the country to assemble for the U-17 side to do their best in future for the country.”
The Starlets of Ghana on Tuesday crashed out of the ongoing WAFU U-17 Cup of Nations after a painful 3-1 loss to Cote D’Ivoire at the Stade de Kugue in Togo.