Canada 0 – 1 Ghana: Black Princesses beat host in U-20 World Cup opener

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Capture-620x330The Ghana female under 20 national team caused a stir earlier this morning in the ongoing FIFA Women’s Under 20 World Cup by beating host nation Canada by a goal to secure their first win of the competition.

Sherifatu Sumaila set the Princesses off to a flying start when she scored the all-important goal in the 22ndminute to hand Bashir Hayford’s side the needed three points, before they face 2006 champions Korea DPR on Friday.

Goalscorer Sherifatu Sumaila of Ghana (2nd R) celebrates with Fatima Alhassan (20).

This win puts Ghana in second place, behind Korea DPR on goal difference after the Asian side claimed a 2-1 victory over Finland in the other match.

Addressing the press right after the game, Coach Bashir Hayford hailed his team’s exploits but was insistent nothing was going to come cheap for his side in the on-going competition.

“It was a good game, I appreciated all that I’ve seen tonight. And at the end of the day, the best team won,” said Hayford in Toronto.

“We already learnt our first lesson: in a World Cup, nothing will be easy. We suffered, but we won.” – he added

By:  Benjamin Epton Owusu

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