Ghana’s female U-20 national team [Black Princesses] head Coach Yusif Basigi has rued his side’s missed chances in their 4-0 humiliation defeat to the Netherlands in the second group game of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.
The Black Princesses have been tagged the whipping side at the France 2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup after conceding EIGHT goals in their first two Group A opening matches.
The were walloped 4-1 by host France on last Sunday before losing 4-0 to the Netherlands on Wednesday.
Coach Basigi says the results of the game could have been different if the girls had taken their chances in the 15 minutes of the game.
“In fact, in the first 15 minutes of the game, in the first half, we had all the chances to punish the Netherlands but unfortunately we couldn’t utilize the chances,” he said in a post-match interview.
“As a result, they (the Dutch) lifted up their game and turned it on us,” he added.
The former Black Queens Coach adds, his side could not match up the wing play of their opponents. The Netherlands were effective on the flanks, causing problems for the left and right backs of Ghana.
“I knew the Netherlands play on the wings and we were much aware of how they play on the flanks but unfortunately our left and right backs could not stop them from attacking from the flanks and we saw that all the goals they scored apart from the fourth goal were all from the flanks,” Basigi said.
Ghana will face New Zealand in their final group game.