Grenadieres intensified their preparation for the U20 Women’s World Cup with a narrow win over Sarah M’Barek’s ladies on Tuesday evening
Haiti U20 women national team defeated French women topflight side Guingamp 2-1 in a pre-U20 Women’s World Cup friendly at the Fred-Aubert Stadium in Saint-Brieuc.
The debutants are making their first ever appearance in the competition in France, having upset Canada, with a 1-0 win to finishing 3rd in the Confederation of North America Championship, of Central America and the Caribbean tournament.
Marc Collat’s ladies will have to negotigate past two-time silver medalists Nigeria, three-time champions Germany, and China in Group D to advance from the preliminary stages.
The Haitian side will face Nigeria in their second group clash at the Marville Stadium, Saint-Malo on August 9 and used Tuesday’s test game as part of stepping up their preparations.
Goals from Roseline Eloissaint and Nerilia Mondésir helped the Grenadieres earn a comeback victory against Sarah M’Barek’s side and raise their spirit for football event to be held from August 5-24, 2018.
Collat’s girls started off on the back foot as Morgan Decostere fired Guingamp, who were without the services of Nigerian striker Desire Oparanozie in front in the opening 45 minutes.
However, brilliant strikes from Mondésir and Eloissaint ensured Caribbean women youth side crawl from a goal down to clinch a hard fought win against the elite division women’s team.
The first-timers will launch their debut campaign against Asian giants China at the Marville Stadium, Saint-Malo on August 6 before taking on Christopher Danjuma’s side and later the Germans.