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FIFA U17 World Cup 2017: Top players from lesser known leagues

Rohit Roy
ANALYST
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1.33K   //    28 Sep 2017, 20:34 IST

England's Steven Sessegnon
England's Steven Sessegnon

The FIFA U17 World Cup has always been known to be the testing ground for the stars of the future. An inspiring performance in this competition has gone could very well be the stepping stone to greatness for many players, but these future stars not always play for the biggest clubs or the top leagues.

The FIFA U17 World Cup acts as a platform for many such players from the lesser leagues, who make it big after impressive displays in the tournament. We look at 5 such players who currently play for clubs in lesser known leagues but could very well be world beaters in the years to come.


#5 Eric Ayiah - Charity Stars FC ( Ghanian League )

Ayiah is the star striker for Ghana U17
Ayiah is the star striker for Ghana U17

Ghana's star striker and probably one of their biggest upcoming players, Eric Ayiah will need to play a crucial role if the Black Starlets are to progress deep or even win the FIFA U17 World Cup next month. Ayiah plays as an old-school centre-forward but wears the number 6 on the back of his shirt as a tribute to the Ghanaian national day.

He was the joint top scorer with 4 goals in the AFCON U17 2017.Ayiah who idolizes Cristiano Ronaldo and Ghanaian forward Asamoah Gyan feels his nation has all it takes to go all the way and win the competition. His impressive displays have earned him a contract with Portuguese giants FC Porto, whom he will be joining after the tournament in India ends.

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