Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Ghana ties Tide in exhibition

Paul Huggins, staff writer, The Decatur Daily

The national under-17 women’s soccer team from Ghana finished its four-game collegiate exhibition schedule Monday night in Tuscaloosa with an undefeated record after tying The University of Alabama at 2 goals.

The Black Maidens, as they call themselves, finished with two wins and two ties: wins over Mississippi State and North Alabama and ties with Columbus, (Ga.) State and Alabama.

The team has been in Decatur since Aug. 15 training for this month’s FIFA U-17 World Cup in Trinidad-Tobago.

Tami Reist, president of the Decatur-Morgan County Convention and Visitors Bureau, said a team official was highly complimentary of the collegiate competition and facilities at Jack Allen Recreation Complex and probably would recommend Decatur as a training site to Ghana’s U-20 men’s team should it qualify for the World Cup.

The Ghana team will leave for Trinidad-Tobago on Thursday.

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