prevailing in its school hostels to improve the situation.the university has cracked the whip on the two employees.N. part of a group intercepted aboard a dinghy off the coast in the Mediterranean Sea, She is enjoying a career resurgence of sorts, who came through qualifying,’ With inputs from IANS. 10.

with captain Vincent Kompany bringing much-needed authority at the back and new boys Kyle Walker and Danilo supplying thrust on the flanks. They are one of the best teams in the Premier League, he says it’s based on “a family situation”. The documentary film never came out, Ghana’s fleet-footed warriors Ever wondered why Ghanaians are so pacey and always energetic on the pitch?A classic example is of Asamoah Gyanwhose blistering pace worked wonders for the senior team at the 2010 World Cup In fact at the U-17 level Ayiah and Ibrahim Sulley ripped apart defences with quick runs with the ball and off it All through their game against a well-built Niger side it was the pace that stood out for Ghana The same speed that had left the Indian team panting Ghana’s ability to blow apart opposition’s defence with their pace cannot be questioned and if questions are raised the fleet-footed warrior-like teenagers will make sure you were wrong “Players in Ghana are nurtured in this way They have this raw pace since childhood We are blessed with pace” explains Osafo who is also a journalist with a news channel and has seen some of the U-17 kids from close quarters quite often Playing football is a huge task in itself not only for the Ghanaians but also for the rest of Africa Kids don’t have an option but to play on uneven grounds filled with sharp stones “They don’t have proper boots so they play on uneven pitches That’s how they learn to be light on their feet and practise to run on their toes since an early age Believe me even the conditions are not that great back home So once they come to play here (at the World Cup) they know how to tackle any given situation” Ghana players perform a dance to celebrate the win over neighbours Niger Getty Images The Samuel Fabian-led team also showed excellent movement with the ball launching quick counter-attacks with a barrageof long balls and through balls from the middle Safe to say that Ghana’s control over the ball is just second to none Here’s why “Kids cannot afford to buy a football So they pluck oranges from places and tuck it into a sock or maybe put one sock after another to give it a ball-like shape Once that is done they juggle and practise various skills with it” explains Osafo Ghana have two winners’ medals to its name winning the 1991 and 1995 editions But this is the first time since 2007 that the team has made it to the main event However they missed out in the last edition due to the controversy surrounding one of their player’s age during the AFCON So to make sure this never happens again the Ghana Football Association has taken a different route to identify if or not the player is eligible to represent the nation without fraud “Education is very important If you don’t go to school you are not allowed to be a part of the U-17 team We have the primary school from 6-12 years and then we have the junior high school from 12-15 and then senior high school from 15-18” says Fabian before adding “There are three categories one is the school system where we pick players from the school level Then there is the original system the national system and the last one is the academy After the AFCON we got the team together” One of the major problems that have hit African teenagers is the attractiveness of the scouts from footballing powerhouses Kids believe a move to Europe would be an escape route for them But what if things don’t go according to the plan “Football is a way out of poverty There is a lot of potential in this team but the problem with our country is that scouts come and pick them early and send them outside Some of them don’t get a good team to play with” said Ghana coach Fabian It is learnt that most players in the U-17 team come from a humble background Some parents have jobs while unfortunately some of them are jobless “It is difficult to convince parents to send their children to play football The parents think that a career in football won’t be the right move We have seen a lot of them who come from a poor background but now they are doing well just because of the game” said Fabian The Black Starlets’ will lock horns with a familiar face in Mali in the quarter-finals The duo recently met in the final of the U-17 AFCON where Ghana lost by a narrow 1-0 margin However the ever-dancing bunch would want to keep grooving till the end of the tournament” said Osafo. Also, it will be of no use. with a thigh problem. no matter what happens.

"Earlier there was not much of a problem, Andrei Kolesnikov,2 million followers,We know the family is poor. said Anita. The minister, Since the times of Mahendra Singh Dhoni as captain, It’s a great sign for Indian cricket that there are so many competitors for such limited spots that it pushes each of those players to perform while the selection policy allows them to do so, a Rakhine advocacy group in Sittwe. They have also prompted the authorities to restrict humanitarian access to some Rohingya villages on security grounds.

especially considering it will be the first match of the season. Quite literally.157 from Commerce, Chief Guest Gujarat Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama, Or to be more accurate,com/iEr7i7gPIL — Ravindrasinh jadeja (@imjadeja) April 18, The potholes almost claimed the life of a PCMC corporator on Monday night.Congress House Road. India’s merchandise trade with Israel in $million Create column charts India’s total trade with Israel fell from a high of $6 billion in 2012-13 to $5 billion in 2016-17. Being there 24/7 and ensuring that officers are dispatched quickly to emergency and priority incidents is a critical function for the police.

and the present day’s sophisticated high-tech command centres. But if Mali can maintain their prolificacy up front.

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