The Black Starlets make a return to the World juvenile football mundial after ten years.
Ghana, having last made an appearance at the competition in 2007 are eager to make an impression as they take on Colombia in the opening match this morning at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi
The two-time Champions are four of the ex-winners of the competition hence tipped as one of the favorite.
Getting a hand on the ultimate will only mean the former African Champions must start off their campaign with a victory against a strong South American side.
With the inspiration of Captain Eric Ayiah and poster boy Emmanuel Toku, Coach Paa Kwesi Fabin and his boys will be hoping to get one over their counterparts.
Colombia on the other hand are making just their sixth appearance at the competition, their best coming in 2003 and 2009 where they finished fourth in both competitions.
Headed by Orlando Restrepo, the former Southern American Champions could be a threat for the Black Starlets considering their exploits in the competition so far.
Unlike the Black Starlets, the Los Cafeteros last made an appearance in 2009 where they finished fourth in the competition hosted and won by record holders Nigeria.
Today’s encounter promises to be an enthralling contest as the two side’s aim at the first 3 points in the competition.
This will be the first time the two teams will be facing each other at the FIFA U17 World Cup.
By Frank Darkwah