The Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) has celebrated Ghana’s triumphant success at the u-17 world championship staged in Ecuador in 1995, 25 years down the memory lane.
Today, August 20, 2020, marks exactly 25 years since the Black Starlets conquered the world by lifting the FIFA U-17 World Cup trophy for the second, after beating Brazil, putting three goals past the giant South American side in a five goals thriller in the final.
Ghana produced a yet-to-be-broken record by reaching the final of the tournament for three consecutive times (1991, 1993, 1995) and won two out of the three finals, first in Italy 1991.
Then coached by the late Sam Arday and captained by Emmanuel Armah, the Black Starlets went past Japan, Ecuador, the United States, Portugal, Oman before setting up a final against Brazil. Baba Sulemaye, Abu Iddrisu and skipper Emmanuel Armah were the scorers for Ghana in that keenly contested final.
25 years on, the world football governing body has taken to their social media account to duly commemorate Ghana’s great feat.
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