“We’ll work hard and try again in next edition” – Black Princesses Coach Ben Fokuo after elimination from U-20 WWC

Black Princesses head coach Ben Fokuo has expressed his disappointment after his side got knocked out of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup following a 4-1 defeat to the Netherlands in the final group D match.

Ghana, who have played in every FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup tournament since its inception in 2010 failed to progress to from the group stage for the sixth straight time in history.

Princesses lost all their three group matches against USA, Japan and the Netherlands.

“This is the sixth time we have not been able to qualify from the group stage and it is very worrying,” coach Fokuo said as quoted by ghanafa.org.

“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.”

He added, “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.”