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FIFA U17 WORL CUP 2017: Ghana coach Fabin insists his side is the best to win the competition

Published on: 01 October 2017
FIFA U17 WORL CUP 2017: Ghana coach Fabin insists his side is the best to win the competition
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Ghana U17 head coach Paa Kwesi Fabin has sent strong signals to his World Cup group opponents ahead of the start of the competition by insisting that he has the best team in the competition.

Ghana were runners up during the 2017 U17 AFCON in Gabon, losing to Mali by a lone goal but the former Hearts and Kotoko trainer who guided the side to the competition insist his side is strong enough to win the tourney.

"In India, we'll be out to show we're the best, we've been handed a very tough group, We're up against the sort of sides who need no introduction, but we're ready," coach Kwesi Fabin was quoted saying by FIFA on Friday.

Ghana will feature for the first time in the U-17 World Cup after an absence of 10 years, thanks to their runners-up spot finish in the CAF U-17 Africa Cup of Nations which concluded earlier this year.

The coach feels the side has put immense efforts to return for the U-17 World Cup. He also targets entering the final of the tournament and winning it.

"We put in a big effort to get to the U-17 World Cup again. Qualifying was very tough, but our hard work paid off and we achieved our goal, the time has come for us to reap the benefits of everything we've done so far," Ghana U-17 coach said.

"Our aim is to get to the final and win it," Kwesi Fabin added.

Ghana who won the FIFA U-17 World Cup in 1991 and 1995 are placed with Colombia, the US and hosts India in the tournament.

The coach, who has been the in-charge of the U-17 side since 2011 said despite being in a tough group, his wards are ready to take up the challenge.

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