It has been the most chaotic month in Ghana football and, ominously for clubs, officials and fans, there seems to be no immediate end in sight.
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Despite a missed penalty in the second half, Ghana had too much firepower against a resolute Niger defence as they booked a place in the last eight.
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The 4-0 loss against Ghana in New Delhi on Thursday was a reminder of the gulf that remained between India and world-class competition.
Ghana beat India with goals from Eric Ayiah, Richard Danso and Emmanuel Toku, as the hosts finished their World Cup campaign last in the group.
The African U-17 runners-up will be India's toughest challenge at the World Cup so far and will start as the overwhelming favourites.
A profligate Ghana were made to rue an empty-net miss from Eric Ayiah, as USA pounced to steal a 1-0 win in Delhi.
Substitute Ayo Akinola's 75th minute strike helped USA beat Ghana 1-0 and become the first team to enter the round of 16.
Two-time champions Ghana made the perfect start to the Under-17 World Cup, as Sadiq Ibrahim's first-half strike gave them three vital points in Delhi
Ghana coach Samuel Kwasi says his team has already set its sights on the title, and that they feel right at home in India.
ESPN presents five USA and African players to keep an eye out for in the upcoming Under-17 World Cup in India
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