Ghana and South Africa are now firmly on course at securing berths at the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Uruguay 2018 following comfortable wins during the first leg matches of the final round at the weekend.
All previous winners of the African Player of the Year since its inception by CAF in 1992 are expected to grace the Aiteo CAF Awards Gala 2017, scheduled for Thursday, 4 January 2018, at the International Conference Centre in Accra, Ghana.
Favourites Camerooon, Ghana and South Africa made giants leaps for a place at the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Uruguay 2018, after huge wins away from home in the first leg matches of the penultimate round of the qualifiers at the weekend.
Ghana may already be out of the running for the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018, but the Black Stars are motivated to end the campaign positive as they host Egypt in the ultimate game at Cape Coast on Sunday.
Mali held on to defeat Ghana 2-1 and reach the semi-finals of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 on Saturday. The result follows victory over their West African rivals in this year's CAF U-17 Africa Cup of Nations final and moves them into a last-four meeting with either Iran or Spain in Navi Mumbai on Wednesday.
Ghana defeated African rivals Niger 2-0 in an all-African Round of 16 clash at the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 in Navi Mumbai on Wednesday. The win earns the Black Starlets a quarter-final clash versus another African opponent in Mali on Saturday in Guwahati.
Two goals by captain Eric Ayiah helped Ghana to a 4-0 victory over India in their final Group A match at the FIFA U-17 World Cup on Thursday. With the result, Ghana secured top spot in the group on goal difference and a place in the Round of 16. Defeat for the hosts, meanwhile, ended their dreams of making the knockout stages in their first-ever FIFA competition.
CAF President Ahmad has arrived in the Ghanaian capital, Accra, on an official visit. He touched down on Thursday (21 September 2017) afternoon from Cairo, in the company of First Vice President, Kwesi Nyantakyi; Second Vice President, Constant Omari Selemani and Acting General Secretary, Essam Ahmed.
Ghana's chances of making it to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia has been dealt a blow after failing to pick all points against a determined Congo side, drawing 1-1 in a Group E Day Threee clash on Friday in Kumasi.