Myles believes Princesses can down Germans

9 years ago

Ghana coach Robert Sackey expects a positive reaction from the Black Princesses in Thursday's FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup clash against Germany.

The coach could do with a convincing win over the reigning champions in Hiroshima after Ghana slumped to a 4-0 defeat to the United States in their first Group D action three days ago.

The game with the Germans will be the second time both nations will be meeting at the same level after Ghana, on their debut in 2010 lost 3-2 to their opponents on Thursday.

Mercy Myles, a member of Sackey's squad, who was the Ghana captain in the previous edition of the U-20 World Cup believes the Black Princesses can still turn things around.

"We feel terrible about this heavy defeat, but we're still in with a shout," said Myles.

Another loss would see Ghana out of the competition but defeat is not on minds of the Black Princesses.

"Everyone thinks we don't stand a chance but that's not the case. We'll give it our all right up until the final whistle, and we'll fight til we drop."

Ghana's target is to go beyond the group stage and that is driving Myles and her colleagues on.

"Even if people aren't expecting it, we believe that we can make it through," Myles added.

"We have to believe in our own strengths and play the way our coach wants us to tactically. We saw Germany when they played China PR and they didn't seem to have many weaknesses, but we still have a chance. Everything is possible in football – it always is. And we want to prove that against Germany. We're ready."