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“We Did Not See This Coming At All” – Ghana Coach Surprised After Eaglets Run Riot

Paa Kwesi Fabin, coach of the Ghanaian U-17 has confessed that his side were outplayed by the Flying Eaglets from Nigeria after they lost 6-1 in their opening game of the CAF U-17

Championship.
Isaac Success scored four times, while Bernard Bulbwa and Kelechi Iheanacho added one goal each, as the Eaglets thrashed their neighbours.
“Nigeria surprised us tonight, they were far better than we had expected and outplayed us. We did not see this heavy defeat coming at all and not only were the Nigerians good but they were stronger too.”
The Ghanaians will now be hoping to get their competition back on track, when they face Congo in their second game.
“We have to regroup and try to salvage our campaign to reach semi-finals but now we can only look ahead to one game at a time,” he said.
“So we need to have a look at how we approached this game because our tactics and set-up did not work today.
“Our focus shifts to the next game against Congo and not the one beyond that and little by little we see if we can recover from today’s set back.”

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African U-17: Eaglets leave for Morocco

The U-17 National Team, Golden Eagles, will depart Lagos on Wednesday for the 10th African U-17 Championship, which begins in Morocco on Saturday.

The team, which returned from a four-week, final training programme at the Aspire Academy for Sports Excellence, Qatar on Sunday, will fly into Casablanca aboard a Royal Air Maroc airplane and then move to Marrakech, venue of their Group B matches.

Nigeria, three-time world champions, last participated at the African U-17 finals in Togo in 2007, which they won, and then followed up with triumph at the FIFA U-17 World Cup finals in Korea.

The Confederation of African Football will conduct the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) examination on all the participating teams on Friday.

The competition opens on Saturday afternoon with host Morocco taking on Gabon at the Mohamed V Stadium in Casablanca, with Tunisia to take the pitch against debutants Botswana immediately after.

Nigeria and Ghana will clash in the most anticipated match of the group phase in Marrakech on Sunday evening, after Cote d’Ivoire and Congo-Brazzaville would have done battle at the same venue.

The Eaglets also play Cote d’Ivoire on April 17 and Congo-Brazzaville on April 20 in the group phase.

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