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Ghana U17 coach delighted by Cameroon drubbing

12:20 GMT+3 15/05/2017
Ghana, Ibrahim Sulley
Paa Kwesi Fabin speaks on the Black Starlets' good start to the youth championship in Gabon

Ghana coach Paa Kwesi Fabin is impressed by his side's five-star performance in their opening game at the 2017 Under-17 Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday.

Captain Eric Ayiah and winger Ibrahim Sulley each scored twice to hand the Black Starlets a 4-0 win at Stade de Port-Gentil.

The win sees the two-time champions tie Guinea, who thrashed hosts Gabon 5-1 in the other group game, at the top of the table.

"I must also congratulate Cameroon for giving us a very good match, though we took our chances and won 4-0," Fabin said.

"Just as I noted during the pre-match conference, we are one united football family despite the fact that we won.  

"Cameroon started well but the turning point was the first goal we scored; that gave our boys the confidence and they never looked back.

"It was when we scored the fourth goal that I knew that the match was won and lost."

Ghana play Guinea in their next game on Wednesday.

Three points in that fixture will seal qualification to the semi-finals as well as the 2017 Under-17 World Cup in India later this year.

"We want to focus on the next match and hopefully with a win, then we can talk about qualification for the World Cup," Fabin added.

Sunday's game marked Ghana's return to the championship after a four-year absence.

The Starlets' last title came in 1999.