The former player of Future Star Babies, Sayibu Yakubu, now with Dreams Fc received his maiden call up to the National U17 male team, the Black Starlets. His call up resulted from his consistent fine form for Dreams Fc.
The former coach of Sayibu Yakubu, Coach Alhassan Sulemana popularly known in Tamale as Coach Sule could not hide his feelings when he was speaking with sportsmrnews.com. He expressed his delight to see the boy he picked from Zagyuri and nurtured him to get to that level.
“I was very very excited when I heard the news that my boy has received a call up into the national U-17 team. In fact, am short of words to describe how I feel for the boy and for myself. What I will say is that may Allah continue to bless him, Sayibu Yakubu”
Coach Sule added that Sayibu Yakubu is the first player from his club to have made it to that level and was optimistic that more is yet to come from his team, Future Stars Babies, and that people should watch out for more talents from the club.
“Am so happy because this is the first player to have made it to that level from our club. But more is going to follow. People should watch out for Future Stars Babies”, Coach Sule added.
Future Stars Babies Fc is a member club in Sagnarigu Municipal Football Association. The club is made up of Juvenile teams (U-13, U-15 and U-17) as well as a third division team.
Sayibu Yakubu is currently with the Black Starlets in Morocco.
The Black Starlets commenced training on Sunday, 7th February, 2021 ahead of their first training game with the U17 side of Morocco on Monday, 8th February, 2021.
The team will play two other games before they return to Ghana on 13th February, 2021.
The U17 side will engage their Moroccan counterparts in a training tourney within a six day period.
Ghana will take on the Atlas Lions in a 3-game encounter within the period as the technical handlers keep shaping the side for the future.
Ghana failed to qualify for the U17 AFCON after being kicked out of the WAFU ZONE B tournament which served as the qualification phase for the AFCON.
Despite not qualifying, the GFA is determined to keep the team together for proper development and transition into the U20 and other national teams.
By : Tindanzo Bingi, sportsmrnews.com.