Ghana’s Black Starlets are hoping that by October 28, they will be new kings of world juvenile football.
They will hope to keep Africa’s grip on the trophy following Nigeria’s success in the 2015 edition which was held in Chile.
The Black Starlets are making a return to the tournament after a 10-year absence and the expectations are high.
Head coach of the team, Paa Kwesi Fabin, has spoken several times about the need for the team to excel in the tournament.
In September, he shared his dreams with FIFA.com in an interview.
“In India, we’ll be out to show we’re the best. We put in a big effort to get to the U-17 World Cup again. Qualifying was very tough, but our hard work paid off and we achieved our goal.”
My team are in good shape and we’re hopeful that our great preparations will stand the players in good stead.
“We’ve been handed a very tough group. We’re up against the sort of sides who need no introduction, but we’re ready. Our aim is to get to the final and win it.”
On Monday October 2, he re-echoed his desire to Ghana’s High Commissioner to India, Mike Ocquaye Jnr when the team arrived in New Delhi.
“The players and I have prepared very well and we believe that, all things being equal, we will make Ghanaians proud at the end of the tournament.”
Ghana will face Colombia on October 6 and then go against the USA (on October 9) and hosts India (October 12).