Ghana U17 girls team coach Augustine Allotey is counting the benefits of Tuesdayâ€™s 1-0 friendly defeat to Alabama.
Allotey said his team had a hard time penetrating Alabamaâ€™s defence despite failing to score.
He believes this friendly was positioned at the right time for Ghana.
â€œIt was a good challenge for me [and my team],â€ Allotey said.
â€œWe have been in the United States for five days. We played against University of Alabama at Huntsville on Sunday and won 5-0.
â€œLooking at that game compared to this game, this was a high profile game for my country. So Iâ€™m happy. I wish we played [Alabama] a second time.â€