Princesses Take On North Korea Today

ghana princessesAFTER beating the host nation, Canada to a 0-1 last Wednesday, Ghana’s Black Princesses are set to lock horns with Korea DPR today at the ongoing FIFA U-20 Women’s World cup in Canada.

It would be Ghana’s second game of the tournament as well as that of Korea DPR but the Princesses who will want to advance to the next stage of the competition will be ready for the test of the Koreans.

The Koreans beat Finland 2-1 in their opening match encounter   giving them the lead in the group, a position they will want to maintain.

In maintaining that position, the Koreans will throw their missiles against the Princesses, but the strong defense   of the Ghanaians will help reduce the pressure on the goalkeeper Victoria Agyei.

Korea’s Kim So- Hyang and Choe Yun- Gyong will be expect ed to keep their names on the score sheet at this tournament against the Ghanaians after giving their team the needed points at the end of Tuesday’s match.

But the safest pair of hands for the Princesses   Agyei will be ready to safely guard the post to make sure no ball strays behind her into the net.

As the Ghanaians seek to break the jinx at the World Cup, getting the needed maximum points at the end of the match is crucial and would not allow the Koreans mar their aspiration.

Being the first time they have won their   opening match at the Women’s U-20 World Cup, the Princesses are eager to leave a lasting impression at the end of the tournament.

The team which have been boosted by the bronze winning squad of the   national U-17   women’s team, the Princesses are certain of victory at the end of today’s encounter .

Meeting the 2006 winners of this tournament, coach Bashiru Hayford and his technical team must again map out a strategy to outwit that of his opposite number as they battle for the top spot on the group table.

Meanwhile, Ghana could be without duo Fatima Alhassan and Edem Atovor ahead of Friday’s FIFA Women’s Under-20 World Cup game against Korea DPR.

The two players suffered minor injuries during the team’s vital 1-0 win over host Canada on Tuesday.

Alhassan was pulled off five minutes from time with an injury while Atovor has problems in her thighs.

The two regulars are now doubtful for today’s clash against the Asians at the Toronto Soccer Stadium.

The North Koreans, world champions at this level in 2006, would definitely be a tough nut to crack as they took the lead in their match with Finland against the run of play after 15 minutes at Toronto’s National Soccer Stadium.

Choe Un-haw’s fine run and cross was missed by Ri Un-sim but not Kim So-hyang, who headed home from close range.

Buoyed by the goal, DPR Korea, who qualified for the event in Canada by finishing second at last year’s AFC U-19 Women’s Championship, took the game by the scruff of its neck and duly doubled their advantage on 27 minutes, Choe Yun-gyong lashing home a superb strike from distance.

Bloodied but unbowed, Finland responded in fine fashion, Sini Laaksonen reducing the deficit a minute later with a sublime shot that fizzed past DPR Korea goalkeeper Kim Chol-ok.

It is against this resilient opposition that the Princesses must strive to overcome today.

Kick-off time is at 22.00 GMT

AFTER beating the host nation, Canada to a 0-1 last Wednesday, Ghana’s Black Princesses are set to lock horns with Korea DPR today at the ongoing FIFA U-20 Women’s World cup in Canada.

It would be Ghana’s second game of the tournament as well as that of Korea DPR but the Princesses who will want to advance to the next stage of the competition will be ready for the test of the Koreans.

The Koreans beat Finland 2-1 in their opening match encounter   giving them the lead in the group, a position they will want to maintain.

In maintaining that position, the Koreans will throw their missiles against the Princesses, but the strong defense   of the Ghanaians will help reduce the pressure on the goalkeeper Victoria Agyei.

Korea’s Kim So- Hyang and Choe Yun- Gyong will be expect ed to keep their names on the score sheet at this tournament against the Ghanaians after giving their team the needed points at the end of Tuesday’s match.

But the safest pair of hands for the Princesses   Agyei will be ready to safely guard the post to make sure no ball strays behind her into the net.

As the Ghanaians seek to break the jinx at the World Cup, getting the needed maximum points at the end of the match is crucial and would not allow the Koreans mar their aspiration.

Being the first time they have won their   opening match at the Women’s U-20 World Cup, the Princesses are eager to leave a lasting impression at the end of the tournament.

The team which have been boosted by the bronze winning squad of the   national U-17   women’s team, the Princesses are certain of victory at the end of today’s encounter .

Meeting the 2006 winners of this tournament, coach Bashiru Hayford and his technical team must again map out a strategy to outwit that of his opposite number as they battle for the top spot on the group table.

Meanwhile, Ghana could be without duo Fatima Alhassan and Edem Atovor ahead of Friday’s FIFA Women’s Under-20 World Cup game against Korea DPR.

The two players suffered minor injuries during the team’s vital 1-0 win over host Canada on Tuesday.

Alhassan was pulled off five minutes from time with an injury while Atovor has problems in her thighs.

The two regulars are now doubtful for today’s clash against the Asians at the Toronto Soccer Stadium.

The North Koreans, world champions at this level in 2006, would definitely be a tough nut to crack as they took the lead in their match with Finland against the run of play after 15 minutes at Toronto’s National Soccer Stadium.

Choe Un-haw’s fine run and cross was missed by Ri Un-sim but not Kim So-hyang, who headed home from close range.

Buoyed by the goal, DPR Korea, who qualified for the event in Canada by finishing second at last year’s AFC U-19 Women’s Championship, took the game by the scruff of its neck and duly doubled their advantage on 27 minutes, Choe Yun-gyong lashing home a superb strike from distance.

Bloodied but unbowed, Finland responded in fine fashion, Sini Laaksonen reducing the deficit a minute later with a sublime shot that fizzed past DPR Korea goalkeeper Kim Chol-ok.

It is against this resilient opposition that the Princesses must strive to overcome today.

Kick-off time is at 22.00 GMT

AFTER beating the host nation, Canada to a 0-1 last Wednesday, Ghana’s Black Princesses are set to lock horns with Korea DPR today at the ongoing FIFA U-20 Women’s World cup in Canada.

It would be Ghana’s second game of the tournament as well as that of Korea DPR but the Princesses who will want to advance to the next stage of the competition will be ready for the test of the Koreans.

The Koreans beat Finland 2-1 in their opening match encounter   giving them the lead in the group, a position they will want to maintain.

In maintaining that position, the Koreans will throw their missiles against the Princesses, but the strong defense   of the Ghanaians will help reduce the pressure on the goalkeeper Victoria Agyei.

Korea’s Kim So- Hyang and Choe Yun- Gyong will be expect ed to keep their names on the score sheet at this tournament against the Ghanaians after giving their team the needed points at the end of Tuesday’s match.

But the safest pair of hands for the Princesses   Agyei will be ready to safely guard the post to make sure no ball strays behind her into the net.

As the Ghanaians seek to break the jinx at the World Cup, getting the needed maximum points at the end of the match is crucial and would not allow the Koreans mar their aspiration.

Being the first time they have won their   opening match at the Women’s U-20 World Cup, the Princesses are eager to leave a lasting impression at the end of the tournament.

The team which have been boosted by the bronze winning squad of the   national U-17   women’s team, the Princesses are certain of victory at the end of today’s encounter .

Meeting the 2006 winners of this tournament, coach Bashiru Hayford and his technical team must again map out a strategy to outwit that of his opposite number as they battle for the top spot on the group table.

Meanwhile, Ghana could be without duo Fatima Alhassan and Edem Atovor ahead of Friday’s FIFA Women’s Under-20 World Cup game against Korea DPR.

The two players suffered minor injuries during the team’s vital 1-0 win over host Canada on Tuesday.

Alhassan was pulled off five minutes from time with an injury while Atovor has problems in her thighs.

The two regulars are now doubtful for today’s clash against the Asians at the Toronto Soccer Stadium.

The North Koreans, world champions at this level in 2006, would definitely be a tough nut to crack as they took the lead in their match with Finland against the run of play after 15 minutes at Toronto’s National Soccer Stadium.

Choe Un-haw’s fine run and cross was missed by Ri Un-sim but not Kim So-hyang, who headed home from close range.

Buoyed by the goal, DPR Korea, who qualified for the event in Canada by finishing second at last year’s AFC U-19 Women’s Championship, took the game by the scruff of its neck and duly doubled their advantage on 27 minutes, Choe Yun-gyong lashing home a superb strike from distance.

Bloodied but unbowed, Finland responded in fine fashion, Sini Laaksonen reducing the deficit a minute later with a sublime shot that fizzed past DPR Korea goalkeeper Kim Chol-ok.

It is against this resilient opposition that the Princesses must strive to overcome today.

Kick-off time is at 22.00 GMT

AFTER beating the host nation, Canada to a 0-1 last Wednesday, Ghana’s Black Princesses are set to lock horns with Korea DPR today at the ongoing FIFA U-20 Women’s World cup in Canada.

It would be Ghana’s second game of the tournament as well as that of Korea DPR but the Princesses who will want to advance to the next stage of the competition will be ready for the test of the Koreans.

The Koreans beat Finland 2-1 in their opening match encounter   giving them the lead in the group, a position they will want to maintain.

In maintaining that position, the Koreans will throw their missiles against the Princesses, but the strong defense   of the Ghanaians will help reduce the pressure on the goalkeeper Victoria Agyei.

Korea’s Kim So- Hyang and Choe Yun- Gyong will be expect ed to keep their names on the score sheet at this tournament against the Ghanaians after giving their team the needed points at the end of Tuesday’s match.

But the safest pair of hands for the Princesses   Agyei will be ready to safely guard the post to make sure no ball strays behind her into the net.

As the Ghanaians seek to break the jinx at the World Cup, getting the needed maximum points at the end of the match is crucial and would not allow the Koreans mar their aspiration.

Being the first time they have won their   opening match at the Women’s U-20 World Cup, the Princesses are eager to leave a lasting impression at the end of the tournament.

The team which have been boosted by the bronze winning squad of the   national U-17   women’s team, the Princesses are certain of victory at the end of today’s encounter .

Meeting the 2006 winners of this tournament, coach Bashiru Hayford and his technical team must again map out a strategy to outwit that of his opposite number as they battle for the top spot on the group table.

Meanwhile, Ghana could be without duo Fatima Alhassan and Edem Atovor ahead of Friday’s FIFA Women’s Under-20 World Cup game against Korea DPR.

The two players suffered minor injuries during the team’s vital 1-0 win over host Canada on Tuesday.

Alhassan was pulled off five minutes from time with an injury while Atovor has problems in her thighs.

The two regulars are now doubtful for today’s clash against the Asians at the Toronto Soccer Stadium.

The North Koreans, world champions at this level in 2006, would definitely be a tough nut to crack as they took the lead in their match with Finland against the run of play after 15 minutes at Toronto’s National Soccer Stadium.

Choe Un-haw’s fine run and cross was missed by Ri Un-sim but not Kim So-hyang, who headed home from close range.

Buoyed by the goal, DPR Korea, who qualified for the event in Canada by finishing second at last year’s AFC U-19 Women’s Championship, took the game by the scruff of its neck and duly doubled their advantage on 27 minutes, Choe Yun-gyong lashing home a superb strike from distance.

Bloodied but unbowed, Finland responded in fine fashion, Sini Laaksonen reducing the deficit a minute later with a sublime shot that fizzed past DPR Korea goalkeeper Kim Chol-ok.

It is against this resilient opposition that the Princesses must strive to overcome today.

Kick-off time is at 22.00 GMT.

By Jemima Esinam Kuatsinu.

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