MATCHS DU JOUR 8
Head coach of the Black Princesses, Ben Fokuo has assured Ghanaians of a different ball game coming up against Japan in their second group game of the ongoing FIFA U20 Women World Cup in Costa Rica.
Despite playing poorly and losing to USA in the opener, Coach Fokuo remains adamant that they will get a good result in their encounter with the Asian side.
"We had a recovery session before the official training today and we are working on every angle and making sure we get a good result from Japan,” coach Fokuo said.
“The players are doing well and areas that need strengthening are been worked on. Everyone is working hard towards tomorrow’s game for us to get a good result.
“We have psyched them to put the defeat against USA behind and think about the next games and you can see it from their demeanor during training that they have moved on.”
“We hope we don’t record any injury ahead of the game as the girls are prepared for the match. It will be a very difficult game and we hope to get a good result before we meet the Netherlands. The game against Japan is very important to us and we need to psych the players very well but we are not under any pressure", he added.
“We have lost our first game and we don’t want to repeat it again. We will be tactically discipline going into the game and hopefully get maximum points".
Japan defeated the Netherlands by 1:0 in their opener and a victory over Ghana will qualify them to the next round.
The Black Princesses will take on Japan at the Estadio Alejandro Morera at 17:00 GMT on Sunday, August 14, 2022.