Tuesday, 23 May 2017

AFCON U-17: Ghana Hit By Malaria Ahead Of Semifinal Clash With Niger

Ghana U-17 will face Niger U-17 this week in the Africa Cup of Nations under 17 tournament.
The Ghana team at the ongoing Africa U-17 Cup of Nations has been hit by an outbreak of malaria ahead of their semifinal against Niger late this week.

GHANASoccernet reports that coach Paa Kwesi Fabin has been struck by the disease, while Edmund Ako-Mensah, Gideon Acquah, Abdul Razak Yusif, Isaac Antah and Faisal Osman have been named as the affected players.

The news comes as a major blow to the Black Starlets ahead of their semifinal clash with Niger in Port-Gentil on Wednesday afternoon.

Ghana topped Group A of the competition after wins over Cameroon and hosts Gabon, followed by a goalless draw with fellow semifinalists Guinea.

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