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Princesses coach Bashir Hayford says U20 Women's World Cup exit bitter to swallow

Published on: 18 August 2014
Black Princesses

By Rahman Osman

Follow Rahman on Twitter: @iamrahmanosman

Black Princesses coach Bashir Hayford is refusing to come terms with their first round elimination from the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup

The Princesses secured a late 2-1 win against Finland, after having dispatched host nations Canada 1-0 in the opening game.

A 3-0 loss to Korea DPR in their second match proved disastrous as they finished third behind the Asians and Canada on goal difference.

Hayford says he cannot come to terms how he failed to qualify despite obtaining six points.

“Some teams secure four points and they qualify others even three but I can’t believe we obtained six points and still did not make it,” he told

“The team did very well I cannot blame anyone. Before we left Ghana the interest was low but after our win against Canada people begun to take note, it’s sad we couldn’t go far.”


This article has 3 comment(s), give your comment
  • Fred says:
    August 18, 2014 12:59 pm
    That is no problem coach,because you are used to swallowing bitter pills.
  • Chile says:
    August 18, 2014 03:24 pm
    Falconets 4 - N Zealand 1....looking forward to the semis.
  • kel says:
    August 18, 2014 06:32 pm
    Falcons are making africa proud!!! Plz beat Korea DPR,i beg u! I diz lyk does guyz!!! Do it 4 us