Soccer News of Friday, 25 July 2014
Source: Ghanaian News Canada
....in a friendly in Toronto.
The Black Princesses under the watchful eyes of Coach Bashir Hayford and his assistant Dora Zutah blanked G-S United 2-0 in their second friendly since arriving in Canada for the FIFA U20 World Cup 2014. The game took place at the L’Amoureaux Sports Centre, 100 Silver Springs Blvd. (Scarborough) Toronto, on Tuesday July 22, 2014 under flood lights.
The girls gave a good account of themselves with their crisp passes. The only snag was they could not utilize the many chances that came their way. Fatima Alhassan was in control of the midfield as she consistently fed the strikers with very good passes. Grace Adams and Edem Atovor scored the 2 goals to the delight of the Ghanaian soccer fans who thronged the complex to cheer the Princesses on to victory.
The score line could have been higher had it not been the stopper for G-S United who made heroic saves. The girls also hit the post thrice in the game. According to Coach Hayford, he is training the girls to go all out to bring the trophy to Ghana. Earlier on Friday July 18, 2014, the Princesses drew 1-1 with North Mississauga Panthers in their first friendly match in Canada.
The average age of the Black Princesses is 18 years. They have been drawn with hosts Canada whom they play in the opening game of the tournament on Tuesday August 5 in Toronto’s BMO Field (National Soccer Stadium during FIFA events). Also in the same group A are Finland and Korea DPR. Ghana will play their second match against Korea DPR in Toronto National Soccer Stadium on Friday 8, August 2014 and meet Finland in Moncton New Brunswick on Tuesday August 12, in the last match of the group stages.
Coach Hayford and his technical team are doing everything in their power to make Ghana proud by bring home the cup. The 34 member squad made up of 23 players, technical team and officials is led by Mr. Osei Tutu Agyeman, chairman of Team Black Princesses.