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Black Princesses suffer heavy defeat to Korea DPR at U20 Women's World Cup

Published on: 08 August 2014
Black Princesses lost 3-0 to North Korea

The Black Princesses failed to seal an early FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup quarterfinal berth after losing 3-0 to former champions Korea DPR in Toronto on Friday. 

Bashir Hayford’s ladies must now avoid defeat in their final Group A match against Finland on Tuesday to progress.

North Korea’s No10 Ri Un-Sim, named player of the match, scored twice to cap a fine performance.

Opening-day victories had left both teams knowing that another win would all but secure their place in the knockout phase and, from the offset, Korea DPR always looked more likely to secure it. Indeed, it took them just six minutes to take the lead, and the goal was all down the improvisation of Ri.

Right-back Song Kyong-Hui had done well with a positive overlapping run and cross, but the ball arrived at an awkward height for the team's talisman.

Undeterred, Ri simply adjusted her body, stooping low on the six-yard line to direct a a delicate header in off the far post.

An unusual early substitution followed, with the referee picking up a knee injury and making way for her fourth official, but the pattern of the game remained unaltered.

Ghana could have found themselves further behind, in fact, had it not been for keeper Victoria Agyei saving well with her legs on two occasions, first from Ri Hyang-Sim and then from Song.

Ri remained the North Koreans' most likely source of a goal though, and with 66 minutes played she came within millimetres of doubling hers and her team's tally.

Rising to meet another cross from the right, she again sent a header towards goal only to see the ball rebound off he underside of the crossbar and be scrambled to safety.

The Korea DPR star would not be denied, though, and with 12 minutes remaining she got her second goal, glancing into the empty net after nipping in ahead of Agyei to meet an outswinging free-kick from Jon So-Yon.

And there was still time for the North Koreans to add a little sparkle to the scoreline.

The opportunity to do so arrived in stoppage time when Agyei missed the ball with a wild attempted clearance and caught Ri Kyong-Hang on the neck.

A penalty was the inevitable consequence, and though Agyei guessed right, Jo Son-Yon's spot kick was accurate and powerful enough to leave her with no chance of keeping it out.


This article has 31 comment(s), give your comment
  • Mumbi says:
    August 09, 2014 12:43 pm
    Banger stop lying,you are alone and short like dwarf,you don't have any twin brother.
  • luka says:
    August 09, 2014 12:36 pm
    Coach got his tactics wrong, why u start Rasheda n leave Cudjoe on de bench and see hw Veronica Appiah made an impact wen she came on, dat girl starting ahead of Veronica no be good enough. Come on coach let's see Appiah in de next game and she go fire us into de quarter final berth..... Come on black Princesses
  • Kwabena says:
    August 08, 2014 11:15 pm
    Simply outclassed!
  • Toni says:
    August 08, 2014 11:11 pm
    Ghana could Hv been out by now considering the fact that Canada outplayed them only to win against the run of play.....umhhh 3-0 is too much o!
  • Rass says:
    August 08, 2014 11:05 pm
    Another momo couch just like akwasi appaih
  • fish says:
    August 09, 2014 12:18 am
    @Troy,if you like you cry me ocean,that won't change score line.
  • fish says:
    August 09, 2014 12:20 am
    Bashir Hayford eats a lot banger's smelly shit,that is why he cannot coach well.
  • Troy says:
    August 09, 2014 12:13 am
    What a fucking bias officiating from the Referee and her linesmen. ****! Every 50:50 challenge was a foul against Ghana damn! Fair play!
  • Boro says:
    August 09, 2014 12:07 am
    The same team won bronze in the U17 level with Dramani. Coach Bash is one of the most useless coaches Ghana has ever produced but just have loud mouth.
  • evans says:
    August 09, 2014 03:34 am
    This team is very, very poor...they could barely string two passes together. I wondered if the pitch was too fast in comparison to the potato patch they are used to playing on in Ghana, the ball kept hitting their heels and I wondered what was going on...
  • ohemeng says:
    August 09, 2014 02:31 am
    what a sad event, what is hapoining to ghana
  • Mumbi says:
    August 09, 2014 04:29 am
    Congrats Korea 4 the job well done. Finland must now send them back to Ghana. Ghana needs to chartter a Liberian airline and lands in Monrovia so that the Black Princess (BP) relaxes there 4 atleast a month. After that the BP's can now proceed to Accra so that Selfmade, Samedge, Banger, & co all get infected with Ebola.
  • SHANGO says:
    August 09, 2014 04:45 am
    @Mumbi,please I need you to experiment a new drug for the cure of HIV aids.Your brother told me you have aids,so can I try the drug on you please?.
  • adams says:
    August 09, 2014 06:32 am
    BPs must uplift their performance n their next game otherwise they must forget it,after all our big boys BSs unprecedentedly disgraced us to the fullest.But I support you princess.keep going.
  • Popito says:
    August 09, 2014 07:00 am
    Why the coach refused to take J Ayieyam,even a blind person can see that ghana don't have striker is the team.
  • NONI(9JA 1ST SON) says:
    August 09, 2014 07:32 am
    When i said GHANA is not a sporting nation alot of talkertive GAYnaians chased me with bow and arrows and i kept my cool. Now things are unfolding itself... BRAZIL 2014 first round exit and airlifting 3million USD to BRAZIL.... thats a disgrace to africa.... COMMONWEALTH games GAYNA=2 BRONZE medals and finished 38th position. The worst achievement by an African side since the creation of heaven and earth... CANADA 2015 Ghana was the first team to land Canada and is already packing her bags to leave..... Thank you Lord for vindicating me.... I repeat... GHANA is not a sporting nation
  • Maxwell Johnson says:
    August 09, 2014 09:00 am
    What a shit team!! It was totally waste of time watching them last nite the U17 gurlz are way way better than this team hope they improve and win their last game in other to qualify.
  • Maxwell Johnson says:
    August 09, 2014 09:02 am
    It was a total waste of time watching this game last night the U17 gurlz are way better than this team hope they improve and win their last game in other to qualify.
  • gynico says:
    August 09, 2014 08:35 am
    @noni, neither are we a kidnapping nation or a nation where violence reign supreme. by the time naija break in 2015 we wl close our border 2 u.boko haram nation.
  • banger says:
    August 09, 2014 09:41 am
    We're finished, I am so disappointed by performances on the world stage...I think we're doomed for eternity.
  • Yaw says:
    August 09, 2014 09:48 am
    Do these ladies have a Coach????? Well, it certainly does not show!!! In Ghana, "everyone" can coach a national team.......tweaaaaaaa!
  • darko afari otchere says:
    August 09, 2014 10:47 am
    black princesses, do not lose hope . its not over until It's over. keep d star of Africa shining. jah bless nufin less.
  • banger says:
    August 09, 2014 11:09 am
  • banger says:
    August 09, 2014 11:18 am
  • soccer brain says:
    August 09, 2014 07:51 pm
    wow ! this is revelation , and that mumbi guy talks when human beings are talking ? well i need one zambia lady to release tension , can some one get me one , location NC greensborrow
  • Dasaintshy says:
    August 10, 2014 01:15 am
    @soccerbrain, come to Atlanta Ga, they are here plenty. Zambia girls, wo mo aye she tan!
  • debrain says:
    August 12, 2014 07:40 am
    I am surprised you guys are still in the pull-down syndrome. What is wrong if Ghana is richer or Zambia is richer? It's high time we begin to support each other. I am waiting for the day where Zambia will be in the world cup and all African countries will be cheering them. And Ghana will be in the world cup and receive the same support. So does it apply to all African countries. But we seem to be unhappy when one nation makes it and we don't. We are always against other African countries making progress in sports so far as it is not our country. This must cease. Why are we so jealous of the progress of each other especially in the world stage. Please lets grow out of this attitude! We use this same attitude not only on the continent but also in our independent countries. Some are jealous of the progress of friends, brothers, sisters and even people they don't know. So far as somebody is making progress and it is not them they get angry and jealous and start slandering. These things must be nullified in Jesus name. Ghana and Zambia what's the big difference that you have to insult yourselves anyway?
  • doluv says:
    August 09, 2014 04:05 pm
    hey Nigeria dn.t have village Havana yeyeghana
  • Dasaintshy says:
    August 09, 2014 05:34 pm
    10 FACT ABOUT ZAMBIANS 1. All male kids do not circumsize and that makes them "koti boto" in our Ghanaian language. 2. They eat some food popularly known as "shima" and they eat it with cassava leaves. In Ghana they will known as "aponkye" 3. They drink so much so that, a lot of Zambians here in the USA have had their driving liscense suspended, revoked and have done some jail terms. "We call them "sagy3 am" 4. Most of the men have bad body odour and I guess is because of the penis not been circumsized. 5 They like marrying young women for wives, for example, you will see a 56yr old man with a 22 yr old wife. You can guess what these young ladies do behind these old drunkards with other men especially guys from west Africa. 6. Zambian men eat with two hands like baboons and have no table manners when they have their food. They can disgrace you very quick as an African. 7 They eat salt and sugar like there is no tomorrow. Every food they eat must either be sprinkled with salt or sugar. It is because Zambia is a landlocked country with no shores or coastal harbors. Salt and sugar is their white gold. 8.Most Zambian women would prefer to date a guy or marry a man from west Africa because they call them "trophy" when they get one. It means the west African men are more smart, educated and very civilized and we treat them better than their own. 9. "Shimanga" is a name for a girl and " mulumbi and lingashi " are names for boys. These are just examples. Very shinny names. 10. South Africa is "Zambian's America" they struggle to go to South Africa just like the west struggle to go to America. However, the South Africans even hate them so bad and more often, Zambians will tell you they are from "South Africa" . They are shy to say they are Zambians. Next week will about about our brother next door...
  • Rev. Joe Cee says:
    August 09, 2014 05:35 pm
    Mr.reporter what game are you reporting on or did you watch,apart from the first goal that was a fault of a defender the substitute referee made sure we lost the game.How about the equalizer CBC didn't even show the replay and even how the penalty occurred when they tried to show and they saw the mistake they quickly stopped, the so call penalty incident happened outside the 18 yard box more over our keeper had no contact with the Korean.The Canadian referee was just bad no wonder our little girls refused to shake hands with officiating team and the Koreans after the match as stipulated by FIFA to show fair play and peace in the world. The coach did not want to blame the referee but to move on. Our little girls were robbed. I was on the field
  • jeff says:
    August 10, 2014 01:40 pm
    Dasaintshy,you foolish idiotic imbecile son of the beach and lem lunatic. tell me which southern african would like to stay in your filthy ghana??your country cant even compare botswana alone interms of riches but u there bragin about u being in atlanta. can u compare southern region women to your ghana plasma ones?just Lesotho itself beat u but u there talkin about atlanta,shame. what does ghana have???? ok the following features are what describe ghana best; 1.shapeless women 2.always runing away from there country and have made cape town a thieving area. 3.always braging about football but no any trophy in 40yrs. 4.always too boastfull for nothing but they are cleaners in zambia.