Published: Tue, October 10, 2017
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

US Beats Ghana 1-0, Improves to 2-0

US Beats Ghana 1-0, Improves to 2-0

"I think we had more chances than them (Ghana), they had 3, they capitalised, we had 5, we did not capitalise", Restrepo said. On the same day, Egypt and Ghana will square off in a formality group E match in Accra.

The United States won its second straight game at the Under-17 World Cup, beating Ghana 1-0 October 9 on Ayo Akinola's goal in the 75th minute in New Delhi.

In what was an intriguing contest at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi, the Stars and Stripes made the Black Starlets pay for their missed chances in the second group match. Now it's critical that we need to win to get the qualification ticket.

However, sources close to the Starlets team have disclosed to Graphic Online that Ayiah did not complete the final training session held on Sunday ahead of today's clash. Champions in 1991 and 1995, Ghana had three shots at the goal out of 18 attempts while the United States of America had two shots on target out of 11.


Sargent, 17, is already off the mark in the tourney, firing home the first of three unanswered goals from the penalty spot in a thrashing of hosts India.

With this win, the US, who had defeated India 3-0 in their first match, collected three more points to take their tally to six.

Striker Akinola, 17, had replaced Tim Weah in the 63 minute and 12 minutes later he struck the goal that eventually ensured his team's entry into the pre-quarter-finals.

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