Ghana's U17 female team coach Augustine Evans Adotey admits poor preparations affected his team's chances of excelling at the 2016 FIFA U17 Women's World Cup.
The Black Maidens collapsed at the death to lose 2-1 to Korea DPR in their quarter-final clash in Jordan.
The team's build-up to the tournament was rocked by several problems including lack of cash to finance the team's trip to Asia prior to the global showpiece.
“Our target was to finish in the last four this year we couldn’t achieve our target," he told Asempa FM
"We have done well in the past so it was our hope that we reach that level this year but due to poor preparations we couldn’t perform to our ultimate level. Our preparation was very poor."