BY ANNETTE S. YEBOAH
THE BLACK Starlets of Ghana return to the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi, India, to play against host nation this afternoon in a quest for a place in the knock-out phase of the competition.
The young Ghanaian lads, who blew away goal-scoring opportunities against the United States of America on Monday, must shrug off individualism and play as a united body to see them qualify to the next stage of the ongoing competition.
Ghana will go into the game with some pressure after going down against USA in their second group match and so must rise above India who, though have not won a match, cannot be regarded as push-overs in the group.
The Ghanaians lack a creative player who would control the midfield and help create chances for himself or others to bang the ball into the opponents’ net.
Reports monitored from India suggest that the team have learnt a lesson from their two previous matches and are prepared to beat India at all costs to secure qualification to the next round.
The head coach of the Starlets, Samuel Paa Kwesi Fabin, said the team had prepared very well to beat their guests this afternoon.
“It has now become critical for us to win at all costs and get the qualification,” the coach said.
The highly anticipated clash is at 2:30 p.m. local time.