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Princesses coach Bashir Hayford happy despite failing to reach U20 Women's World Cup quarters

Published on: 13 August 2014
Bashir Hayford

Ghana U20 coach Bashir Hayford says there are a lot of positives to be drawn from his side’s FIFA U20 World Cup campaign despite failing to reach the last eight.

The Black Princesses missed on qualification to the quarter-finals on goal difference despite amassing six points from the possible nine in Group A.

Ghana’s performance this year was by far the best ever in the history of the tournament since debuting in 2008.

Hayford believes his ladies are bowing out of the tournament in Canada with their heads high.

“Our aim was to qualify. We won our first match, lost the second one and we won today too, so we got six points out of nine, which is excellent. But due to the numbers we couldn’t advance to the next stage," Hayford said in a post-match interview.

“Despite that, it has been a very nice tournament for us because two years ago in Japan we could not even manage to score one goal.

“This time we have scored three goals, which shows that we are moving forward. Despite the fact we couldn’t qualify, we have a very promising team.

“Now we’ll try to qualify for the next tournament and try again to go through.”


This article has 12 comment(s), give your comment
  • Kwabena Owusu says:
    August 13, 2014 01:04 pm
    Happy with what? after supervising a team that could not construct more that 3 passes and lacks any technical awareness. Ghanaian coaches and their mediocrity. You failed don't be happy. The girls played as if they had no coach.
  • Dasaintshy says:
    August 13, 2014 11:04 am
    @mumbi, please tell the whole world that as a Zambian, you are circumsize. Please don't be shy, if you lie, May thunder strike your head twice. Just be frank and tell us the truth, is your culture, male children don't circumsize but you circumsize females. Any animal thinks they are equal to Ghanaians.
  • Selfmade says:
    August 13, 2014 07:08 am
    I will marry one of those u-20 girls. Am tired of my old wife so I need a young hairly tighty pussy.
  • Chukwe says:
    August 13, 2014 06:54 am
    Sky is the limit for our Falconets.
  • Sterlingz says:
    August 13, 2014 06:53 am
    Congrat black princesses...u deserve more . U have made us proud even though u couldn't qualify .
  • Mumbi says:
    August 13, 2014 06:50 am
    Navy If u're a human being, u will understand my point .Ghana should be baned from all sporting activities to curb the spread of ebola.
  • NONI(9JA 1ST SON) says:
    August 13, 2014 06:42 am
    MUMBI lets toast to this......Now its obvious GHANA is not a footballing nation..... Watch NAIJA finish top in their group tonight
  • Canadian says:
    August 13, 2014 06:40 am
    What do you expect from Mumbi.Empty vessel makes stupid noise.
  • navy seal USA says:
    August 13, 2014 06:33 am
    It is one thing to be stupid and uncivilised and it's another thing to display it as Uncivilised mumbi has showed time and time again. Clearly Mumbi is suffering from low self esteem.Anyone with any self respect will never behave the way he behaves. Can mumbi dare to attack the USA or any European website.Hell no and that tells. l am not surprised he is uncircumcised and eat with both hands.
  • Mumbi says:
    August 13, 2014 05:57 am
    Fifa should ban Ghana from participating in any tornaments. They are just spreading Ebola.
  • Ike says:
    August 13, 2014 02:26 pm
    I already got my 12 pack of Heineken to celebrate Nigeria's qualification 2nite.
  • selfmade says:
    August 13, 2014 06:48 pm
    Stop using my I.d., u uncircumsed dirty zambian INFIDEL! Your dirty uncircumsed smelling dick like BANTU CHIMPANZEE with a suspect case of Ebola! Haha! Your rotten, yellow teeth ll a Zambezi monkey with Ebola! Haha! Dirty Bantu uncircumsed rascal!