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Black Starlets to embark on Dubai training tour

The National Under 17 football team, Black Starlets will on Wednesday, 13th September 2017 travel to Dubai to kick start preparations towards their upcoming FIFA U-17 World Cup to be staged in India from early next month, Rite Sports has learnt.

The World youth football event will begin 6th October and end 28th day of the same month this year.

It was initially announced that the training tour was going to be held in two European countries, but due to weather conditions, the management has made some late changes and this time it is going to be held in Dubai.

Mr. Abdul Salam Yakubu, a management committee member of the team gave out details of the changes and the plans of the team.

“We have changed our initial destination for the training tour from Europe to Dubai because of weather conditions, and also about 7 countries are all having their training tour in Dubai… will help us to play at least 2 international friendly games before the tournament begins.”

“We will be leaving Ghana on Wednesday to Dubai with 24 players before we submit our final 21 out of the 24 to Fifa.”

“ There will be some changes in the final squad. New players who were not part of the African cup have now joined,” he disclosed.

Source: Rite Sports/ritefmonline.org

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