The Black Maidens of Ghana were annihilated by the Japanese counterparts as they suffered a 5-0 defeat in their 2016 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup group stage opener.
Japanese Forward Riko Ueki opened the scoring in the 7th minute before Jun Endo added the second goal in the 11th minute.
A defensive lapse from Ghana allowed Jun Endo to score her second and Japan’s third goal of the day.
Just when Ghana looked to have settled into the game, Saori Takarada scored in te 27th minute to see the first half end 4-0 in favor of the defending Champions.
Ghana came into the second half strongly but failed to beat the Japanese defense despite the opportunities that came their way.
Substitute Remina however capitalized on another defensive blunder to score for Japan towards the end of the game.
Ghana are therefore bottom of Group D with Japan leading with 3points followed by USA with 3points after beating Paraguay 6-1 in the other group D match.
Video : Black Maidens Annihilated By Defending Champions Japan