Soccer News of Monday, 21 October 2013
Source: Daily Graphic
The Black Princesses, Ghana's Under-20 female football team, have given a glimpse of how they would be performing when they host Guinea Bissau in the first leg of their 2014 World Cup qualifier in Accra on Friday after defeating a select side from the Greater Accra Region 3-0.
Goals from Edem Atovor, Priscilla Okyere and Rasheeda Abdul Rahman handed them a boost ahead of their Friday tie, with the players promising to replicate the scoreline in their first competitive game of the year.Princesses coach, Bashir Hayford, revealed that there were still some rough edges to straighten before meeting their guests.
After a botched 2012 Women's World Cup (WWC) campaign in Japan last year, the Princesses are hoping to qualify for their third WWC to be held in Canada next year by clearing all the qualifying hurdles, beginning with Guinea Bissau.
Not much is known about the guests apart from the fact that, like Equatorial Guinea, they have recruited players from Portugal to strengthen their team and could prove quite tricky for their hosts.
However, keeping faith with most of the players of the 2012 squad, Coach Hayford has beefed up the team with players from the 2012 Under-17 squad who won bronze at the World Cup in Azerbaijan and they seem to be settling down to their new role.
The Princesses will round off their preparations with another trial match against another select side from Greater Accra tomorrow.