Princesses coach Bashir Hayford happy despite failing to reach U20 Women's World Cup quarters
Ghana U20 coach Bashir Hayford says there are a lot of positives to be drawn from his side’s FIFA U20 World Cup campaign despite failing to reach the last eight.
The Black Princesses missed on qualification to the quarter-finals on goal difference despite amassing six points from the possible nine in Group A.
Ghana’s performance this year was by far the best ever in the history of the tournament since debuting in 2008.
Hayford believes his ladies are bowing out of the tournament in Canada with their heads high.
“Our aim was to qualify. We won our first match, lost the second one and we won today too, so we got six points out of nine, which is excellent. But due to the numbers we couldn’t advance to the next stage,” Hayford said in a post-match interview.
“Despite that, it has been a very nice tournament for us because two years ago in Japan we could not even manage to score one goal.
“This time we have scored three goals, which shows that we are moving forward. Despite the fact we couldn’t qualify, we have a very promising team.
“Now we’ll try to qualify for the next tournament and try again to go through.”