The U-17 team of Ghana , Black Starlets made an electric start to their 2017 CAF U17 Nations Cup campaign after lashing their Cameroonian opponents 4-0 on Sunday in Port Gentil in their Group A clash.
Captain Eric Ayiah and Ibrahim Sulley scored a pair of goals each to ensure the Black Starlets had resounding opener.
Paa Kwesi Fabin’s side took the lead through Ayiah who connected home at the near post from a cross in the 25th minute.
After 32 minutes, Sulley shot from inside the box and two minutes later he lobbed a ball over goalkeeper after being put through by Mohammed Iddris.
After the break, Eyiah scored a headline –grabbing goal after smashing in a volley from an acute angle in the 64th minute.
Despite the win, Ghana are second on the table after Guinea clobbered hosts Gabon 5-1 at the same venue.
Head coach, Ghana Paa Kwesi Fabian expressed satisfaction with his side although congratulated the Cameroonian U-17 for a tough encounter.
"I must also congratulate Cameroon for giving us a very good match though we took our chances and won 4-0 and just as I noted during the pre-match conference, we are one united football family despite the fact that we had won today".
"Cameroon started well but the turning point was the first goal we scored which gave our boys the confidence and they never looked back but it was when we scored the fourth goal that I knew that the match was won and lost".
"We want to focus on the next match and hopefully with a win, we can talk about qualification for the World Cup".