Technical Director for the Ghana Football Association, Bernhard Lippert, has lamented the Black Starlets’ lack of competent goalscorers after the team crashed out of the 2020 Wafu-B Under-17 Cup of Nations.
The Black Starlets lost 3-1 in their second group game to Cote d’Ivoire to exit the competition, having already drawn 1-1 with Nigeria in their opening game of the 3-team group.
Lippert gave a damning assessment of the game afterward.
“I’m not happy with our performance. We slept in the first half-hour. We couldn’t play our match because we left too many spaces in the midfield,” he began.
“You saw in the second half also that we had a real problem scoring goals; we don’t have the kind of strikers who are real strikers.
“There’s a lot of work to do. This team today did not present itself as a team,” he concluded in an interview after the game.
Black Starlets’ early exit means Ghana will be missing the Under-17 Africa Cup of Nations for the successive edition.