Black Starlets head coach, Karim Zito has expressed his displeasure with regards the qualification format for the Africa U-17 championship.
The Black Starlets failed to secure the qualification for the U-17 AFCON after losing on penalties to Nigeria in the final of WAFU U17 tournament in Niger.
According to Coach Karim Zito, West Africa is the powerhouse of football in Africa in relation to youth development and that the mode of qualification is not the best.
"This tournament has brought up a lot of talents challenging their ability and capability in the game and then trying to express themselves," he said in the post-match interview.
Nigeria has joined Morocco, Cameroon, Uganda, Angola, and Tanzania for the final phase scheduled for Tanzania in 2019.