Ghana’s female national Under 20 team, the Black Princesses have crashed out of the ongoing FIFA under 20 Women tournament in France after a 4-0 humiliation from Holland on Wednesday afternoon.
Three first half goals in 11minutes from minute 21 was what dealt a huge blow on the princesses and a further goal in the second half ended it all. The goals came from Aniek Nouwen on 21minutes, Fenna Kalma on the 28th and 32nd minutes before Victoria Pelova wrapped up the victory with her effort on 80minutes in the second half.
The Princesses suffered another 4-1 humiliation at the hands of host nation France on the opening day and were required to have won Wednesday’s game to keep their hopes of progressing to the next stage for the first time in the tournament history alive.
This makes it eight goals conceded in two matches and scoring only one making them the tournament’s worse defence so far.
The Black Princesses who are without their lead goal scorer Princilla Adubea were determined to turn things around and break the jinx of not going beyond the group stage of the competition but poor finishing in the first half lead them down.
The team’s attention and brightest spot was winger, Sandra Owusu Ansah (pictured above) who was neutralized by the defence of Holland. Her runs therefore could not produce anything. She remains the only player with a goal at the tournament when she netted the consolation against France in the first game.
Ghana will now play New Zealand in the final match of the group stages on Sunday which now stands only as a mere formality since progression is now out of their reach.