Maidens coach targets Brazilian response

13 years ago

Ghana coach Abraham Allotey believes his team will learn from their opening 1-0 defeat at the hands of Canada at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.

The Black Maidens against the run of play were beaten and now need to get ready for their crucial second Group D clash against Brazil on Thursday.

"It’s a shame: we haven’t put ourselves in the best position to get out of the group stage.

"We lacked a little efficiency this [Monday] evening, without wanting to take anything away from Canada’s great performance," coach Allotey said.

A game against the South Americans is expected to be a difficult test and Allotey is aware that the stakes are certainly high as failure to win could thwart Ghana's chances of progressing past the group stages.

"Nothing is lost yet, though. We’ll get back down to work quickly so that we can go into our match against Brazil in the best shape possible. They look to be difficult opponents," Allotey says as Ghana aim to pick their first win in the competition.

The other group match would see Canada play the Republic of Ireland.