The Black Princesses of Ghana will have it all to do on Match day three following a second successive defeat; this time to Netherlands at the ongoing FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup in France.
The Black Princesses came into the game knowing a win or at least a draw would put them back in contention to qualify from Group A after initially falling to the hosts on Sunday. But in the end, they were well beaten by 4-0 by the tournament debutants who now sit top of Group A with six points.
From kick-off the Ghanian defence was called to action with waves of attack from the debutants and the Black Princesses did well to weather the early storm but only for twenty minutes as Aniek Nouwen struck in the 21st minute to give the Europeans the lead.
Seven minutes later, player of the match, Fenna Kalma added a second and a third in the 32nd minute to complete her brace on the afternoon, making it three goals conceded by the Ghanaians within eleven minutes. At this point, they’re was no coming back as the Black Princesses looked out of sort especially in the final third.
The African ladies found it difficult to string passes together and link-up with each other in attack as their game was characterized by a lot of misplaced passes which resulted in them cheaply surrendering possession of the ball whenever they attacked.
On the other hand, the girls from Netherlands catapitalized on the Black Princesses frailties with Victoria Pelova rightly adding a fourth goal in the 80th minute after a much controlled second half performance.
As it stands, Ghana no longer have their fate in their hands and will look to New Zealand to get a win against France while winning their final game against New Zealand to have any chance of qualifying for the quarter-finals.