Ghana edge out South Africa to qualify for the 2013 African Under-17 Championship

The Black Starlets have grabbed one of the eight spots in next year’s finals in Morocco
Ghana have made it to the Africa Under-17 Championship after beating South Africa 2-1 at the Essipong Stadium on Saturday.

The Black Starlets qualified for the junior tournament of the continent on a 5-3 aggregate score line after having beaten their opponents 3-2 in the first leg.

The Black Starlets drew the first blood through Emmanuel Boateng, who scored from the spot within five minutes of play.

Emmanuel Essigba doubled Ghana's lead before the interval to seal a spot for the west Africans, who have won both the world and African trophies twice at that level.
The southern Africans scored in the second half but their men upfront could not threaten Ghana’s defense more to book a place in next year’s finals in Morocco.