Monday, September 24, 2012

A Whipping, A Draw, and A Loss at the 2012 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in Azerbaijan

The FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Azerbaijan 2012 started on the 22nd of September. The first set of matches saw Africa receive a whipping, a draw and a loss.
Korea DPR gave Gambia a big whipping by 11 goals to nothing in their Group B opening match on Saturday. In spite of their huge loss, Korea DPR coach, Hwang Yong Bong still had this to say about the Gambian team: “Gambia is not a weak side at all and some of their players did quite well, but the first match is always tense”.
Gambian Team(
Gambia will face USA on Tuesday, and hopefully they will be able to raise their bar and step up their game.
Chidima Edeji of Nigeria battles with Ashley Lawrence of Canada(
Nigeria and Canada thrashed it out to end in a 1:1 draw in the Group A match, giving Nigeria only one point. Nigeria will meet hosts, Azerbaijan tomorrow afternoon.
Wasila Diwuru-Soale (C) of Ghana is tackled by Theresa Panfil (L) of Germany (
Ghana on the other hand encountered a 1:2 loss to European champions, Germany, in Group D; but it was no easy win as German coach admitted that, “it was a very, very close game. Both teams had a chance to win.”

Ghana will hope to up their points in their match against Uruguay on Wednesday.

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