Ghana dumps Niger to face Mali in the 1/8 stage

Accra, The Black Starlets of Ghana will face Mali in the quarter finals of the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) Under-17 World Cup, after handing a 2-0 defeat to Niger at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai on Wednesday afternoon.

A neatly converted penalty from skipper Eric Ayiah in the 45th minute and a stunning long range shot from substitute Richard Danso on the 90th minute were enough to confirm a quarter final berth for the Starlets.

Ghana will face another African opponent, Mali who defeated Iraq 5-1 on Saturday at 14:30 hours GMT at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati.

Source: Ghana News Agency