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Ghana bow out of FIFA U-20 WC after third straight defeat

The Black Princesses of Ghana crushed out of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup after finishing bottom of Group D with no point after loosing 4 – 1 to the Netherlands at the Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica on Wednesday August 17.

Ghana started the game on the front foot but it was the Netherlands who took the lead in the 28
minute through Liz Rijsbergen.

Susan Duah got a chance in the 35 minute through a Suzzy Dede Teye corner kick but her effort at
goal was saved by Lisan Alkemade of Netherlands.

Henry Ziva scored the second goal for the Netherlands after recess but a good team play saw
Abdulai Mukarama laid a long pass to Doris Boaduwaa who slotted home to reduce the deficit for
the Princesses in the 53 minute.

Substitute Ophelia Serwaa Amponsah hit a long ball at goal in the 64 minute but she missed as the
Netherlands extended their lead again in the 65 minute through Liz Rijsbergen who scored her
second on the day.

The Princesses pushed to reduce the setback but the Netherlands were awarded a penalty for a
fowl committed by Ophelia Serwaa Amponsah in the 83 minute and Marit Auee made no mistake
as she converted from the spot to give the Netherlands their fourth goal.

Ghana bow out of World Cup after third straight defeat ; lost 3-0 against USA in opener and also beaten 2-0 by Japan.

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