N.Korea OutClassed Us Princess Coach Admits

GlkBlack Princesses coach Bashir Hayford admits his side were second best against Korea DPR in their 3-0 defeat last Friday at the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup.

North Korea’s No10 Ri Un-Sim scored twice to cap a fine performance and a late penalty from Jo Son-Yon condemned Ghana in Toronto.

Ghana could not build on their opening 1-0 win over hosts Canada must now beat Finland on Tuesday by more goals to advance to the knockout round.

Hayford admits his ladies performance was below par.

“It was a tough game and we lost to the better side. We were dominated the whole match. When you face a good team, you just have to face up to it,” a disappointed Hayford said.

“Winning a game, it’s capitalising on opponent’s mistakes, and we made more mistakes than them. Now we have to accept the result, quickly put it aside and raise our morale.”

In another development, Ghanaian Churches in Canada are teeming up to raise funds to support the Black Princesses of Ghana who are currently competing in the Women U-20 Championship in Canada.

Sportscrusader’s findings reveal that, the Black Princesses’ team had not been paid their qualification bonuses prior to the tournament. The Minister of Youth and Sports has since promised to get the ladies their due to encourage them make Ghana proud at the tourney.

In an interview with Nadia Mohammed, a Ghanaian based in Canada, she confirmed that the story is true and that she is at the forefront.

“It is true we are doing something to support the team. During their first game with Canada, we realized the team’s jersey was not attractive. One Nana Manu here said he could have sponsored the team with more attractive jerseys if he had known before the tournament. So we then decided that we will come together as a community to raise some money to support the team”, Nadia said.

“So far we have 25 Ghanaian Churches here in Canada who are organizing the fund-raising. Some Muslim brothers here are also ready to support the agenda”, she added.

The Ghana U-20 women’s side won their first game against host nation, Canada by a lone goal from Sharifatu Sumaila’ strike in the 22 minute but lost by 3-0 to Korea DPR.

The Princesses will have to win their last game against Finland on Tuesday morning to secure quarter-final qualification.






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