The national U-17 team, Black Starlets will on Wednesday travel to Dubai to start preparation towards their upcoming FIFA U-17 World Cup to be staged in India from October 6 – 28, 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.
According to Coach Paa Kwesi Fabian the change for the tour is strategic.
“Yes we have changed our initial destination for the training tour from Europe to Dubia because of weather conditions and also about 7 countries are all having their training tour in Dubia and that will help us to play at least 2 international friendly games there before the tournament begins.”
“We will be leaving Ghana on Wednesday to Dubia with 24 players before we submit our final 21 out of the 24 to Fifa,”he told the press
“Yes there will be some changes in the final squad. New players who were not part of the African cup have now joined. As I promised during the Africa Championship we go all out and win the tournament this time round,” he added.
A contingent of over 20 players and officials will be embarking on the tour.