Ahead of Ghana’s game against Mali in the quarterfinals of the ongoing U-17 World Cup in India on Saturday, starrsportsgh.com provides five interesting facts about the all-African clash.
The Black Starlets take on the Eaglets at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati at 1130 GMT.
- Saturday’s encounter will be the first time Ghana and Mali meet at the Under 17 World Cup.
- Mali is currently the team with the second highest goals scored in the tournament, with 13 goals in four matches. They come after France who scored 15 before their Round of 16 exit. Meanwhile, Ghana boasts of 7 goals in the competition.
- Ghana has conceded less goals at the Ffia U-17 tournament (1 goal) while Mali has allowed 4 into their net.
- Ghana are two-time champions of the global showpiece, having won the title in 1991 and 1995. Mali is yet to taste the feat. Also, the farthest the former French colony has gone is to occupy the runner-up position at the last edition, Chile 2015.
- Mali will be hoping to repeat the victory they chalked after beating Ghana by 1-0 to win this year’s Afcon in Gabon while Ghana will also be chasing revenge.