GHANA HOLLAND HOCKEY(JOYNEWS)The junior female hockey team suffered a humiliating 10-0 defeat against the Netherlands in their opening match of the ongoing FIH U-21 women?s world cup on Saturday.

The Black Sticks met a stiff opposition from a versatile and highly experienced Dutch side. The first half was halted after eleven minutes for about an hour due to a very heavy downpour by then, the Black Sticks were down by a goal.

The first half ended 2-0, with goalkeeper Joana Adjei putting up some splendid saves to prevent the prolific Dutch side from scoring more goals.

The second half saw Ghana conceding lots of fouls which saw the Netherlands eighteen short corners and four penalty strokes. Only two of the ten goals were scored from open play, while three were scored via penalty strokes with the remaining resulting from short corners. The other pool A match saw the USA beating Korea by 4-1.

Ghana will play Korea while USA meet defending champions Netherlands. Both games will be played at the Warsteiner Hockey Park in Monchengladbach, Germany on Sunday July 28.

Meanwhile despite the walloping Ghana?s goalkeeper Joana Adjei was adjudged the player of the match.


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