Burkina Faso’s U-17 side eliminated the Ghana U-17 from the ongoing WAFU Zone B U-17 tournament in Cape Coast, a defeat Coach Paa Kwesi Fabin accepts with reservations.
Commenting on the worse incident, Ghana coach Paa Kwesi Fabin blamed his team’s painful defeat to Burkina Faso on the referee’s penalty decision, which he described as “wonderful”.
Although Fabin accepted the defeat, he believes it was not a penalty, and it cost them a spot in the final of the WAFU Zone B U-17 tournament.
“In the first half, they veered a little bit from the instructions they were given but in the second half they came back and played better only for some wonderful penalty to be taken against us,” Fabin said at the post-match presser.
The final phase is now set for Burkina Faso and Nigeria, who defeated Ivory Coast 3-1 earlier in the day.
The defeat also means Ghana failed to qualify for the 2023 Africa U-17 Cup of Nations tournament.
Burkina Faso also eliminated Ghana from WAFU U-20 in Niger weeks ago.