The Black Stars have been defeated 1-0 by Niger in their opening game in the WAFU u-20 championship on Friday.

The first half of the game failed to produce any goal despite both sides coming close to scoring.

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The Black Satellites will take on Nigeria in their second group game of the ongoing championship in Lome.

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Coach Jimmy Cobblah paraded a strong lineup which included Karela United left back Imoro Ibrahim, WAFA SC midfielder Prosper Ahiabu, fast rising defender Mayonu Henderson, former U17 star Emmanuel Toku and captain Issahaku Konda.