hana have won their opening match at the Under-17 World Cup in India with a 1-0 win over Colombia – Sadiq Ibrahim scoring the only goal of the game.

The Black Starlets, who have won the title twice in the past, are playing at the tournament since 2007 in South Korea when they finished fourth.


The other two teams in Group A are hosts India and USA – whose match kicked off at 14:30 GMT.

One of the players starting for the USA has a familiar name – Tim Weah, he is the son of the legendary Liberian star George, who stands in presidential elections next week.

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Tim, like his dad before him, is currently on the books of French club Paris Saint-Germain.

The African champions Mali are also in action at 14:30 GMT in Group B as they play Paraguay.

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The continents other two representatives are Guinea and debutantes Niger, who both begin their campaigns tomorrow.

Guinea play Iran in Group C while Niger face North Korea in Group D.


U-17 World Cup: Black Starlets make winning start against Colombia

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