Ghana have rubbished claims by South African Under-17 team coach that their counterpart used over-aged players in their African Under-17 qualifier.
Coach Shakes Mashaba made the allegations after the Black Starlets eliminated the Amanjimbos 5-3 on aggregrate in Essipong to qualify for next yearâ€™s African Under-17 Championship.
But the vice-chairman of the Black Starlets management committee, Winfred Osei Parma has slammed the coach for his comment and urged him to learn to accept defeat in good faith.
â€œItâ€™s an unfortunate statement to come from a coach. The players were cleared by CAF after they underwent a mandatory MRI test,â€ Parma said
â€œI believe itâ€™s a clear case of sour grips. They lost to a better side and should accept that and stop making baseless allegations.
â€œI donâ€™t think it will augur well for the relationship that exists between the two associations.
Ghana will join seven other countries to play for honours at next yearâ€™s continental championship to be held in Morocco.