Ghana’s High Commissioner to India, Mike Oquaye Jnr, has appealed to India to support Ghana in the ongoing FIFA U17 World Cup after India exited from the tournament.
The Black Starlets thrashed host India 4-0 to end their dream of making it to the knockout stage in their first-ever FIFA competition.
In an interview, Mr Oquaye Jnr hoped the relationship between the two countries (Ghana and India) will let India support the Black Starlets for the rest of the tournament to glory.
“All we ask is that since we are already brothers in the spirit of your first Prime minister (Jawaharlal Nehru) and our first Prime minister (Dr Kwame Nkrumah) who were very good friends, now that we have beaten you in football. We pray that you adopt Ghana as your team throughout the tournament and support us and by the grace of GOD we will get to the final and win the cup for India.”
He further added that Ghana is ready to face every opponent it will meet in the next round of the competition.
The massive support at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium proved little to stop the two-time U-17 World Cup champions to defeat by the India-Colts.
Two goals by Captain Eric Ayiah with two late goals from Richard Danso and Emmanuel Toku ensured the two-time champions secure a top spot in Group A.
Colombia ended as the first runner up in the group followed by USA with all the top three teams qualifying with six points while the host walked home without a point.
By Shadrack Sam|3FM 92.7 |3news.com