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‘We are ready’ – Laryea Kingston speaks ahead of WAFU Zone B U17 Championship

Black Starlets Head Coach Laryea Kingston is full of confidence ahead of his side’s opening game with Ivory Coast in the WAFU Zone B U17 Championship.

The former national hero is optimistic his boys are ready to face their Ivorian counterparts in the championship.

Laryea believes the team has prepared very well for the tournament and is sure his boys will deliver on Wednesday.

Speaking ahead of the game, Laryea applauded the Ghana Football Association for the support offered to his team in preparing for the tournament.

“We are ready,” he said.

“Preparations have been very good and from our last training, the boys are looking very good for the game,” he added.

Laryea, however, admitted that there is pressure on him and his players to deliver since Ghana has not been able to qualify for the U20 AFCON since 2017.

“Yes, we’re under pressure to perform because in the last two editions, we have not been able to qualify. I know Ghanaians expect us to qualify and that puts some pressure on us.”

“There is pressure on us but where we’ve taken the boys to and the preparations we have had, thanks to the FA, we’re ready,” Coach Laryea Kingston concluded.

The Black Starlets are in Group A with Ivory Coast and Benin.

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