Hanson, Amoah and Ofori get starting roles as Nana Agyemang names Black Starlets squad for Nigeria game

Black Starlets assistant coach Nana Kweku Agyemang has made three changes from the team that lost 2-1 to Burkina Faso in the semi-finals of the WAFU U17 Championship, to face Nigeria in the round of 16.third playoff spot.

Striker Benjamin Hanson replaces Godfred Sarpong in attack, while Ernest Ofori starts ahead of Theophilus Ayamga, who suffered a knock in the semi-finals.

Prince Charles Amoah will also start ahead of Izdeen Mohammed, who suffered a knock in the match against Burkina Faso.

Nana Agyemang has retained nine (8) of the players who started the match against Burkina Faso in his quest to overtake Nigeria in the 3third playoff spot.

The Black Starlets face the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria in the round of 16third tiebreaker spot to determine who goes home with the competition’s bronze medal.

Nana Agyemang has maintained confidence in goalkeeper Michael Armah who will be in goal this afternoon against Nigeria with an unchanged Bilal Adjevi, Prince Charles Amoah, Harve Gbafa and Hamza Iddrisu.

Ernest Ofori, however, replaces Ayamga, who suffered a knock against Burkina Faso, but playmaker Kagawa and Nortey retained their roles.

Captain Tsivanyo and speedster Narbi play on the right and left side of midfield respectively, while Hanson leads the Black Starlets’ attack.

Admission to the match remains free except for the VIP stands.