The Black Starlets lost their second U17 World Cup game against USA by 1-0 on Monday, 9 October 2017.

Although the Starlets created a lot of chances, they were wasteful, especially in the second half, and could not find the back of the net.

Toku should have scored the first goal for the Ghanaians when a loose ball got to him in the box. Instead of placing the ball, the young chap went for a shot which was block by an American defender right on the mouth of the goal post.

The Ghanaians continued to dominate play, but it was substitute Akinola who broke the deadlock in the 74th minute.

Akinola, who came on as a substitute, scored after poor defending from the Ghanaian back four, and slipped the shot past the goalie for the only goal of the match.

The win means USA are through to the round of 16 stage of the competition, while Ghana will have to wait and play the host, India, in their last group game to determine their fate.

Game over

96 mins - Final whistle

93 mins - Ghana creating chances but cant beat the resilient USA defenders

90 mins - Akinola with a chance to score but blast the ball wide

six minutes added time

90 mins up

85 mins - Danso shown a yellow card for diving

81 mins - Temporal hold up: Clash of heads between Sergeant and Yusif

Akinola scores the first goal for USA

74 mins - Gooooooooooaaaal

73 mins - Ibrahim with a shot on the right hits the side net

72 mins - Substitution (GHANA)
Mohammed out for Richard Danso

70 mins - Another yellow card to a Ghanaian, Yakubu

68 mins - Mohammed gets the first yellow card for Ghana for bringing down a defender

65 mins - USA with a long range shot off target

64 mins - Ayiah goes down in the box looking for the penalty but referee waves play on

60 mins - Through pass to Ayiah but flag goes up for the first offside of the match

56 mins Substitution (Ghana)
Aminu out for Levey

56 mins - Aminu with a shot on the turn goes over the bar

52 mins - Toku with a chance in the box to score for Ghana but blast the ball off target after a brilliant run down the right from a Ghanaian attack

50 mins - Mohammed comes close again to scoring but American defender clears the ball away from danger

47 mins - Ghana starting the second half brightly

46 mins - First corner in the second half to Ghana. Corner taken short. A chance for Ghana but Ibrahim's follow up blocked on the line

Second half underway

USA with 58 per cent share of possession in the first 45 minute

Half Time

one minute added time

45 mins is up

44 mins -Ferri with a fine chance to score for USA but his shot missed the target agonisingly

39 mins - Ayiah with a chance to put Ghana ahead. He beats the onrushing goalkeeper but could not stay on his feet to put the ball behind the net

37 mins - Ghana wins a corner which has been wasted

Ghana controlling possession now

34 mins - Ghana with a shot on target parried away by USA goalkeeper

32 mins - Gyamfi with a shot from distance goes wide

28 mins - Ghana with a break but Alhassan's cross goes wide

26 mins - USA in charge of possession at the moment

23 mins - USA mounting pressure on Ghana

The free kick is taken and miss the bottom right corner narrowly

21 mins - USA wins a free kick at the edge of the box.

19 mins - Aminu seeing the USA goalie off his mark blast a shot from distance off target

16 mins - Goal mouth scramble. USA should have scored but Ghanaian goalie with a fine save.

15 mins - First USA corner

13 mins - USA controlling possession at the moment

10 mins - First corner of the game goes to Ghana

8 mins - USA with the first shot but the ball is over the bar

5 mins - First yellow card to USA - Goslin booked for stepping on Gyamfi

4 mins - Freekick to USA

2 mins - Ghana showing early signs of attack

Match underway

Source: Ghana/


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