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Ghana handed tough group at Women's U-20 World Cup, says Abambila

19:12 GMT+3 09/03/2018
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The Black Princesses midfielder admits they were paired against tough sides but is confident they could progress from the group stage

FC Minsk midfielder Ernestina Abambila thinks Ghana will face stiff oppositions at the 2018 Fifa U-20 Women's World Cup holding in France.

The Black Princesses have been pitted against hosts France, New Zealand and Netherlands in Group A. The 18-year-old, who featured for the West Africans two years ago in Papua New Guinea, hopes they would be able to advance to the knockout stage.

"It's a difficult draw, but we will need to work hard," Abambila told Happy FM

"We have to work hard at training. We need the support of the authorities to make Ghana proud. It's a difficult draw but we can qualify from the group.

"I think France is the toughest opponent in the group. They are very strong so we have to work hard so we can beat them," she said.

She added: "Last two years in the World Cup, we drew with them 2-2, so we know them very well and their style of play. Those of us who were there two years ago, we will inform the others of France's strengths and weaknesses and we will heed to the tactics of our coach to make sure we will beat them."