Gyamfi replaces Ibrahim as Starlets take on USA

Gyamfi replaces Ibrahim as Starlets take on USA

He added: "We had more chances than they had especially in the first half and getting into the second half. So we will go all out in our second game in order to get the three points so we will be guaranteed a place in the last 16".

Ayo Akinola, left, scored the game's lone goal as the US defeated Ghana in a group stage match at the Federation Internationale de Football Association U-17 World Cup in India on Monday.

Although Nigeria will not be defending their title in India after the Golden Eaglets failed to qualify for the tournament, pay TV firm StarTimes has promised Nigerian football fans live broadcast of the matches.

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. They initiated their attacks mostly from the left side of the pitch. Fabin also heaped praise on his goalkeeper Danlad Ibrahim and the defence.

Starlets' Emmanuel Toku had what was arguably the chance of the game when he fired off target from 6 yards after being put through on goal by Ibrahim Sadiq on 51 minutes.

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There wasn't much to separte the two sides in what was an intriguing contest.

Akinola got a wonderful opportunity in the last minute when Ghana's defender missed a ball, but the U.S. substitute lost a chance as the ball went past goal post.

The boys from Africa seemed more at ease in the hot and humid conditions than their Colombian counterparts.

Mier was forced to make another save a couple of minutes later when he kept out Mohammed Aminu's shot at his near post. There were a few scrambles at the Ghana goal-mouth towards the end of the match but Colombia could not find the equaliser.