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28.10.2008 Football News

Maidens set for World Cup opener

By GFA
Maidens set for World Cup opener

Ghana would begin their quest at the FIFA Women's U-17 World Cup tomorrow in Group B where the Black Maidens play Korea DPR in Christchurch.

The Black Maidens are drawn with Germany, Korea DPR and Costa Rica in Group B.

Ghana showed a strong character to recover two successive defeats in the African qualifying to secure a place in the finals of the U-17 World Cup in New Zealand.

Korea DPR, on the other hand, booked their ticket way back in March 2007 but not in a similar fashion as the Black Maidens made it.

Ghana would open their Group B campaign against Korea DPR in Christchurch on October 29 before taking on Germany three days later with the final group match against Costa Rica.

For the tournament's statistics, Ghana's Ellen Coleman is the youngest player at the competition.

12 years, ten months is the tender age of Ghana's defender, Ellen Coleman, who is participating at the tournament.

Ellen, who plays for Ghatel Ladies in Accra, is set to become the youngest player ever to take part in a FIFA competition, beating the previous record set by Souleyman Maman, who was exactly one year older when he appeared for Togo in a qualifying match for the 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan.

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