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Ghana U17 coach hopes to maintain winning run against Guinea

15:16 GMT+3 18/05/2017
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After claiming their ticket to the Fifa U17 World Cup, the Black Starlets coach says they want to wrap up the group stage with a win

Ghana U-17 coach Paa Kwesi Fabin has urged his charges to defeat Guinea in their last group game of the 2017 Africa U-17 Cup of Nations in Gabon to maintain a 100 per cent record.

The Black Starlets have already qualified to the semi-finals of the competition as well as the Fifa U-17 World Cup to be staged in India later this year, following their 4-0 win over Cameroon and 5-0 drubbing of Gabon on Wednesday.

''I want to congratulate Gabon for giving us a very good match and they really kept us on the edge in the early minutes until we regained momentum and controlled the game,'' Fabin said.

''We have achieved the first objective of qualifying for the World Cup. We are not playing the cup final against Guinea on Saturday, rather it is just the last match of Group A.

"I'll urge the players not to be complacent ahead of the game since we want to maintain an enviable record by winning all our games in the group stage and also try not to concede a goal," he added.

Guinea have four points and a draw will guarantee them qualification to the semi-finals and the World Cup.

Ghana captain Eric Ayiah leads the goal king race with four goals while Emmanuel Toku and Ibrahim Sulley have scored two goals apiece.