The Black Starlets will play the youth side of Sampdoria in a pre- African Under 17 championship friendly match in Novara on Thursday afternoon.

This will be the second friendly match for the team following their 10-0 victory over Swiss second-tier side FC Gossau last Sunday.

Coach Paa Kwasi Fabin and his team are preparing for the African Youth tournament which kicks off on April 13.

Ghana face a tough task ahead at the tournament against Ivory Coast, Nigeria and Congo in Group B.