Starlets coach sure of victory over USA

Ghana's Ibrahim Sadiq attempts to score past Colombia goalkeeper Kevin Mier during the FIFA U-17 World Cup match at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi yesterday. Pic  AFP

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Ten minutes later a clash of heads between USA captain Josh Sargent and Black Starlets Abdul Yusif reduced Ghana to 10 men as both sides had already used all three subs and Yusif could not re-enter the match due to injury.

The United States won its second straight game at the Under-17 World Cup, beating Ghana 1-0 Monday on Ayo Akinola's goal in the 75th minute in New Delhi. Despite the stifling heat, the two-time champions produced impressive pace which troubled the Colombian defence on several occasions.

The first half was evenly played, with US edging the number of chances created before the break.

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He converted from close range after a cross from the left by captain Eric Ayiah, who wasted a chance of his own in the second half.

Midfielder Thomas Gutierrez, seated beside his coach, emphasised that the entire team was focused on their opening match here, and not the senior team's World Cup qualification campaign, where they face a tough home game against Paraguay later tonight.

"Our next match against India is critical for us to book our place in the next round", Fabin said at the post-match press conference.

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Sadiq did manage to find the net in the very next minute but the goal was ruled offside. We are looking forward to playing a good game.

Colombia nearly found the equaliser off a counter attack in the 81st minute when left winger Deiber Caicedo latched on to pass from the midfield and made a speedy run into the Ghana penalty box. On receiving a pass, he moved into the area from his right and with the only goalkeeper to beat the shot wide of Danlad Ibrahim's right.

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