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Ghana U-17 coach reveals new travel plans ahead of World Cup

12:42 GMT+3 11/09/2017
Samuel Kwasi Fabin coach of Ghana U17
Coach Samuel Fabin throws light on the new development

Ghana coach Samuel Paa Kwasi Fabin has explained a last-minute change of training arrangements ahead of the upcoming Fifa Under-17 World Cup in India.

The Black Starlets had initially made plans to pitch camp in Denmark before heading off to Spain for a four-nation tournament.

Things have apparently changed now as the two-time world champions are set to depart for Dubai in the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday.

“We have changed our initial destination for the training tour from Europe to Dubai because of weather conditions," Fabin told Otec FM.

"Also, about seven countries are all having their training tour in Dubai and that will help us to play at least two international friendly games there before the tournament begins.

“We will be leaving Ghana on Wednesday to Dubai with 24 players before we submit our final 21 out of the 24 to Fifa.

“There will be some changes in the final squad. New players who were not part of the Africa Cup have now joined."

At the World Cup, Ghana have been drawn in Group A, which also contains hosts India, Concacaf runners-up the USA and Colombia, who finished fourth at the South American championship.

The Black Starlets, who last played at the global showpiece in 2007, finished second at the African championship in Gabon earlier this year.