Head coach of the Black Princesses, Ben Fokuo, has stated that things didn’t go as planned following the team’s early exit from the 2022 U-20 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Ghana’s exit was confirmed after a 4-1 defeat to the Netherlands early Thursday. It is now the sixth consecutive time the team have been knocked out at the group stage level.
“This is the sixth time we have not been able to qualify from the group stage and it is very worrying,” he said as quoted by the Ghana FA.
“When we were coming to this competition for the sixth time, we decided to make sure that we qualify from the group stage for the first time and later progress from the quarter-final but it is unfortunate we lost all three matches and are out of the competition.”
‘’We did our preparations and worked hard towards the competition but things didn’t go as planned. We will work hard and try again in the next edition and hopefully, the team will make it past the group stage for the first time,” he concluded.
Ghana ended their run in the tournament with just one goal scored, nine goals conceded and zero points. Only Costa Rica (13) conceded more goals at the group stage level.