Former Ghana midfielder Derick Boateng praises Black Starlets coach Laryea Kingston after Ivory Coast win

Published on: 17 May 2024

Former Ghana international Derick Boateng has eulogized Black Starlets coach Laryea Kingston after leading his outfit to secure an emphatic victory over Ivory Coast in the WAFU Zone B U17 Africa Cup of Nations opener.

The Black Starlets started the competition on a flying note after thrashing the Ivorians 5-1 at the Legon Sports Stadium.

Goals from Godfred Sarpong, Harve Gbafa, Mark Kagawa Mensah and Joseph Narbi’s brace ensured the Black Starlets cruised to an emphatic victory on Wednesday.

“We have a very fantastic coach in the person of Laryea Kingston. He is a top coach for me. He is really doing a great job and I’m so happy for him. If he wins, we have all win. I’m happy he is doing a great job with the Black Starlets”

“Laryea came from that root, so I think he knows a lot about the games and tournament like this. You can see the players are playing for me. Anytime he steps onto the touch line to relay an information to the players, the game changes. Whenever players are ready to play for a coach, you have nothing to worry. He doesn’t coach a lot because the guys knows what to do already which is really good”

The Black Starlets will next Benin in their second game of the competition.

The Ghana U17 are aiming to secure qualification to the U17 Africa Cup of Nations for the first time in seven years. The last time Ghana participated in the AFCON was back in 2017.