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Ghana slip to 2-1 defeat to Canada but still remains group winners at FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup

Published on: 23 March 2014
Ghana lost 2-1 to Canada

Ghana's Black Maidens slipped to a 2-1 loss to an impressive Canada side who secured their place in the last-eight along with the West Africans on Saturday night at Estadio Ricardo Saprissa Aymá in Tibas.

The Maidens had already qualified while Canada needed all three points to contest for a place along with European giants Germany and Korea DPR and they clinched victory despite finishing with ten players.

Forward Marie Levasseur, in her first match back from injury, netted an opening-half double to set Canada on their way to a quarter-final berth.

However, the dismissal of Bianca St Georges early in the second period for a last player foul changed the complexion of the match completely.

Powerful striker Sandra Owusu Ansah scored midway through the second half leaving Canada to demonstrate what is fast becoming trademark resilience to hang on for their reward.

Ghana made just a couple of changes to their line-up despite first place being guaranteed prior to the match.

Ghana topped the group with 6 points after beating Korea DPR and Germany.


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  • selfmade says:
    March 23, 2014 01:08 pm
    I wouldn't be surprise we all choke at the quarter finals again!!! I wouldn't be surprised because it has almost a normal norms these days to see Ghanaians choked big time when u least expected from the underage competitions to the senior national team(SNT)! I don't know why but I think we become satisfied with quarter finals and semi finals achievements and is about time we stop this bad behavior!! Just watch this space and not been a prophet of doom but we kick out at the quarter finals!
  • selfmade says:
    March 23, 2014 01:39 pm
    For the past decade we have lost every finals except for the Egypt 20!! We went to the finals in the FIFA under 20 in Argentina and lost! In Senegal 92, we lost to I.coast!! In Angola,we lost to Egypt! In recent africa under 20, we lost to Egypt again in the finals! In south Africa Chan,we lost to libya of all countries!! We are now serial chokers. Something has to be done about it and it shoulf start from the black maidens! Ghana profile would have been great if we have at least won two of these finals!!
  • Sterlingz says:
    March 23, 2014 03:30 pm
    hmmmm.. 2014 is our year of redemption to rewrite the script as the Brazil of Africa
  • Johnmark says:
    March 23, 2014 10:38 am
    I must congratulate the Black maidens for their wonderful performance that they have shown in their tornament. l urge them always put the name of our dear country Ghana infront and also lift up the flag of mother Ghana high. Once again congrat.