United States of America deserved 1-0 victory over Ghana's Starlets- Nii Odartey Lamptey

Posted October 10, 2017

Ghana coach Paa Kwesi Fabin wasn't happy with the performance of his charges despite a hard fought 1-0 victory over Columbia at the 2017 Federation Internationale de Football Association U-17 World Cup in India on Thursday.

Ghana on Monday lost 0-1 to the United States in their second match after defeating Colombia 1-0 in their opener at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. There were a few scrambles at the Ghana goal-mouth towards the end of the match but Colombia could not find the equaliser.

Ghana could be the first team to secure qualification to the Round of 16 if they stop US at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi. A win for each of the countries will secure their qualification to the next round of the competition with a game to spare.

"But today was a tough match for both teams". Ghana had to face the first defeat in two games.

The St. Louis Scott Gallagher player formed a fearsome triumvirate with Tim Weah (son of African football legend) and Ayo Akinola, which constantly tormented the Indian defence.

"I'm a bit disappointed in the play because that's not how we play". Ghana defeated Colombia 1-0 in their first match.In the match played here at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, the U.S. team proved to be better.

Meanwhile, Debutants Niger made history on Saturday by winning their first match at the Under-17 World Cup in India, but Guinea were beaten in their opening group fixture.

Ghana will now have to pick a win against host India in the final group game on Thursday.

The tie will be live at 11.30am on free-to-air channels GTV Sports Plus and Kwese Free Sports as well as on pay television channel Star-Times.