Ghana not taking pity on Gabon at U17 Afcon

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Coach Paa Kwesi Fabin says his team will play at full strength against the beleaguered hosts on Wednesday

Ghana coach Paa Kwesi Fabin says his team will not take their foot off the pedal when they play hosts Gabon in the 2017 Africa Under-17 Cup of Nations on Wednesday.

The Black Starlets are in high spirits following a 4-0 humiliation of 2003 champions Cameroon in their group opener on Sunday.

Gabon, on the other hand, had a terrible start to the tournament, suffering a 5-1 annihilation at the hands of Guinea.

"We're not going to relax in our game against Gabon simply because they lost to Guinea in the opening match of the competition," Fabin told CafOnline.

"We're going to approach the match with all seriousness like we did against Cameroon because there are no minnows in African football. 

"We're not going to relax but show the same attitude and alertness as we did against Cameroon. 

"Gabon is not going to be a cheap team and we are not going to underrate them."

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With three points tomorrow, Ghana will not only book a place in the last four but also seal qualification to the Under-17 World Cup in India later this year.

The Black Starlets, on their return to the championship following a four-year absence, are hoping to win gold for the third time.

Their last continental glory came in 1999.

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