WAFU U17: Ghana Black Starlets qualify for semi-finals after beating Benin

Therefore, Laryea Kingston’s team has finished at the top of Group A with a 100% record, after having beaten Ivory Coast 5-1 in their first group match.

After a dominant start to the match, Ghana took the lead in the 19th minute after Joseph Narbi made a brilliant solo run before setting up Kagawa Mensah’s goal.

The Black Starlets doubled their lead just three minutes later, this time Ayamga finishing off an incredible team play that started from their own half.

The team showed impeccable composure with the ball and made a total of 27 passes before Ayamga unleashed a shot from outside the area to make it 2-0.

The Kingston boys were not as clinical in the second half, although they did create a couple of decent chances against Benin.

Ghana, however, held on for a comfortable 2-0 victory, which will also see them finish as winners of Group A, ahead of Ivory Coast and Benin.

The Black Starlets will now face the runners-up of Group B, which includes Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Niger and Togo, in the semi-finals of the tournament.

Meanwhile, the WAFU Zone B U17 Championship offers a route to qualify for the U17 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2024.