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Ghana's female Under 20 looked out of sorts as they lost by a four goal margin to their Netherland counterparts. In their second group game, Head Coach, Yussif Basigi made four changes to the side that lost by a goal to four margin to hosts, France. That wasn't enough as Annan for the second time running picked four balls from the back of her net. 

This looks to be Ghana's worst performance at the stage though the Princesses have never made it past the group stages in their previous four consecutive appearances. SWAG and Ghana Football awards best female player of the year, Princella Adubea attributes the Princesses' woeful performance to a lack of preparation. 

Adubea, joint top scorer in the qualifiers for the World Cup missed out of the final squad for France having undergone a surgery. She had been battling with an anterior cruciate ligament injury over the years and a surgery was needed to fix it. 

In an exclusive chat with Gyamfi's Column, Adubea admitted to finding it difficult watching her sisters suffer such humiliation on the field of play. She however praised the technical team for doing their best to get the girls to compete at the level considering the football ban in Ghana. 

The ban affected the Princesses' prepations as their pre-tournament tour to Spain was cancelled. This accounts for their abysmal performance according to the lady striker. 
Firstly I thank God for how far he has brought me. Secondly, I thank everyone in Ghana for the support to the Black Princesss of Ghana. I know it's a game and  everything can  happen in it too. I am not really disappointed in my sisters. I know the technical team did  they are best and my sisters too did their best too but unfortunately things didn't works out well because the preparation wasn't good enough for them - Princella Adubea 
Adubea has led Ampem Darkoa Ladies to consecutive national league trophies netting 38 times. She featured at the 2016 edition and would have been a great addition to the group. Asked if the team missed her instincts in front of goal she added that "Every coach wants the best for the team and I think the team missed me like the way i miss them and everything happens for reason."

In her absence, Rafia Alhassan and Sandra Owusu Ansah have worn the captains armband with the latter the only player to have scored for the Princesses. Adubea believes she will get strong with the days as she continues with her recovery program. 

Adubea was full of praise for Ampem Darkoa fans and she expressed her joy for their support. 
I thank my fans for being with us in Ampem Darkoa in any situation. I pray that they support us and love us as they always do. God really bless them- Princella Adubea
Ghana next plays with New Zealand and one can only wish for a turn in fate. However,  the lid on football activities will be raised in September for the various national leagues to commence. 
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