A former Black Starlets offensive midfielder that won the U-17 World Cup in Ecuador, Abu Iddrisu, could not hide his emotions on GTV sports+ as he discussed happenings of FIFA U-17 world cup tournament.
The integral member of the famous Starlets 95 squad shed tears during GBC /GTV Sports+ Starlets 25th anniversary celebration.
“Winning the trophy was a dream come true for me and colleagues as most of them believed that being champions in the world could be the beginning of more things to come as far as their football careers are concerned,” he said on Thursday, July 30.
The Starlets won the tournament after beating Brazil 3-2 in the final to lift the trophy for the 2nd time in the history of the West African country. The goals were scored by Baba Sule (39’), Abu Iddrisu (45’) and Emmanuel Bentil (49’), Brazil’s equalizer came through Juan (47’) and Marco Antônio (90’).
BLACK STARLETS FULL SQUAD FOR THE 1995 FIFA U-17 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP:
Michael Abu, Nana Kwaku Attakora Amanianmpong, Kamara Dini, Patrick Allotey, Charles Akwei, Stephen ‘Tornado’ Appiah, Awudu Issaka, Christian Atta Gyan, Joe Ansah, Christian Saba.
Bottom Row (L-R); Baba Sule, Charles Allotey, Emmanuel Bentil © ,Bashiru Gambo, Richard Ackon, Abu Iddrisu, David Amoako.
Missing Out: Raymond Fenny, the 2nd choice goalkeeper is the only player missing from the photo for the 18-man squad for the tournament.
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Story filed by: Jacob Narh Nortah