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Ghana arrive Abuja for Falconets

27 June 2014, 16:54Israel Ojoko

Abuja - Ghana U-20 Women’s team on Thursday arrived Abuja for the second leg tune up matches with their Nigerian counterpart, the Falconets.

The matches are aimed at preparing both teams for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Canada.

The friendly matches will be played on Friday June 27th and Sunday 29th at the FIFA Goal project pitch of the Abuja National Stadium by 3pm.

The friendly is part of four friendlies to be played by the Falconets before jetting out for a training camp in Canada.

The Ghana Football Association had on two occasions requested for the postponement of the matches to enable them retrieve their passports from the Canadian High Commission where their visas were been processed.

According to the Falconets gaffer, Peter Dedevbo, the friendly match with the Black Princesses will afford him the opportunity to have another look at the players at his disposal knowing quite well that Nigerians expect a better performance from the team.

"Let me thank the Nigerian Football Federation and our West African foes for this friendly, this game will afford I and my assistants the opportunity to have a closer look at these girls, it will even give us an idea of the composition of the squad.”

“Moreso, the caliber of team we are playing is good especially the fact that both of us have qualified for the world cup. We will do our best to make sure that the best legs are chosen."

The first leg where earlier played in Ghana on the 6th and 7th of May.

The Falconets won the first match 2-1 and lost 0-1 in the second game.

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