Black Starlets do not have potent strikers, states GFA technical director Bernhard Lippert
Technical Director of the Ghana Football Association [GFA], Bernhard Lippert has stated the present National U-17 group [Black Starlets] lack real strikers to score goals for the group.
Ghana on Tuesday crashed out of the ongoing WAFU U-17 Cup of Nations after an agonizing 3-1 loss to Cote D’Ivoire at the Stad de Kugue in Togo.
Ghana required just a point to advance to the semi-finals of the competition. However the group did not have the cutting edge to win the tie.
Speaking to the media on his assessment on the team’s defeat to the Les petit Éléphants of the Ivory Coast, the German said, “I’m not happy with the U17 efficiency; we have objective scoring issues.
“We don’t have this type of strikers who are real strikers but in all the referee chose this match today. Sorry to say this.
“This was really apparent and there is a lot of things to do. This team didn’t present itself as a group but we still have 4 or 5 potential customers in the group.
“We have to talk about the efficiency of the group at the Executive Committee level,” he included.
The Ivorians opened the scoring in the 10 minute through Moses Junior Razak Fofana. He latched on to a loose ball in the Ghanaian defence to score the opener.
In the 2nd half, Charles Likpa scored the second objective for the Ivorians but Ghana replied 2 minutes later on through John Batigi.
Batigi connected from captain Fatawu’s cross with a simple tap in. The goal brought Ghana back into the video game but that was dealt a blow 4 minutes later on after Cederick Emmanuel Don scored the third objective from the spot for Cote D’Ivoire.
This is the second time the Black Starlets have failed to receive the CAF U17 competition after missing out the 2019 edition.