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
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
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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