WAFU B Championship: Black Starlets coach Laryea Kingston lauds ex-players unwavering support after Ivory Coast victory

Published on: 16 May 2024

Black Starlets coach Laryea Kingston has lauded his former Black Stars teammates for their unwavering support following his outfit massive 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.

Former Black Stars captain Stephen Appiah, Godwin Attram and other former footballers were at the University of Ghana Stadium to support their former teammates.

Speaking after the game, Kingston disclosed receiving support from his former Black Stars teammates before the Ivory Coast clash.

“Before the game, almost all the former players called and wished me well. The support from them was amazing. I appreciate it. This is what we looking for. We have to come together and make sure we push Ghana football forward. We should continue to support each other and make sure we lift our game up” he said.

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.