Bashir Hayford’s charges defeated Finland 2-1


The Foundation for Women in Sports (FOWIS) has saluted the Black Princesses on their gallant performance at the on-going U-20 Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) Women?s World Cup in Canada.

Black Princesses
Black Princesses

Bashir Hayford’s charges defeated Finland 2-1 in their last group match and accumulated six points out of a possible nine but were unable to go pass the group stages of the tourney due to a goal difference disadvantage.

In a statement issued to GNA Sports and signed by its Director of Projects and Marketing, Olivia Gonzalez, the foundation noted that though the Princesses won the game, their elimination from the tournament was purely based on FIFA?s technical rules because the team earned enough points to have advanced to the quarter-final stage.

The statement indicated that, though they yearned for the ladies to reach the ultimate goal of lifting the cup, they believe they performed beyond everybody?s expectations

It said, “The fact that they never looked back even after the loss to Korea DPR, but instead lifted and psyched themselves up to the Finland challenge speaks volumes of their determination except for the suspicious loss by Korea to Canada.

?We are however not perturbed as it could be seen clearly that the Black Princesses and the technical crew headed by coach Bashiru Hayford knew exactly what was at stake and proved that they were up to the task by defeating highly fancied Finland?.

The foundation therefore admonished the Ghana Football Association (GFA), to critically assess the team to form the core of the senior team, the Black Queens that will represent the country in future international assignments.

FOWIS is an association that has devoted its time and resources to support female athletes across the country.


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