Japan v Ghana - International women's football friendly match

Japan host Ghana in an international friendly match this Saturday 13 September 2014, kick-off at 19:00 local time.

Ghana arrived in Japan on Monday and have begun preparations for the World Match against Nadeshiko Japan. Ghana are using this fixture as part of their preparations for the upcoming 2014 African Women’s Championship.
Ghana Women's National Football team training

On Wednesday, Nadeshiko Japan started their training preparations in Yamagata for the friendly match and for the following 2014 Asian Games. Iwashimizu could not join the training session due to injury.

Nadeshiko Japan training session

Nadeshiko Japan squad list (via Ken Suzuki): [GK] Ayumi Kaihori (Kobe), Erina Yamane (Chiba), [DF] Azusa Iwashimizu (NTV), Saori Ariyoshi (NTV), Kana Kitahara (Niigata), Kana Osafune (Sendai), Rie Usui (Urawa), Hisui Haza (Nihon Sports Science Univ.) [MF] Aya Miyama (Yunogo), Nahomi Kawasumi (Kobe), Mizuho Sakaguchi (NTV), Nanase Kiryu (NTV), Emi Nakajima (Kobe), Hikaru Naomoto (Urawa), [FW] Yuika Sugasawa (Chiba), Megumi Takase (Kobe), Chinatsu Kira (Urawa), Rika Masuya (Kobe)

This will be the first time that a Nadeshiko Japan match has been held in Yamagata. You can follow all of the Nadeshiko Japan schedule and progress as well as Japan’s club level football in this discussion forum, thanks to Ken Suzuki.

FULL-TIME: JAPAN 5-0 GHANA

Match statistics:

Goals: 1’ & 18’ Megumi Takase, 11’ Mizuho Sakaguchi, 30’ Kana Osafune, 38’ Emi Nakajima
Attendance: 12,288
Shots: Japan 25 – 3 Ghana
Corners: Japan 11 – 1 Ghana

Starting elevens.

[Ghana]
GK: Nana Asantewaa
DF: Linda Eshun, Janet Agyere, Cynthia Adobia, Hillia Koblah
MF: Mercy Myles, Leticia Zikpi, Juliet Acheampong
FW: Portia Boakye, Agnes Aduako, Elizabeth Cudjoe

[Japan]
GK: Ayumi Kaihori
DF: Saori Ariyoshi, Kana Kitahara, Kana Osafune, Rie Usui
MF: Aya Miyama, Nahomi Kawasumi, Mizuho Sakaguchi, Emi Nakajima
FW: Megumi Takase, Rika Masuya
Thanks to Ken Suzuki

3 Comments
  1. Author
    WSU 5 years ago

    Full-time: Japan 5-0 Ghana (Takase 1′, 18′, Sakaguchi 11′, Osafune 30′, Nakajima 38′)

  2. Author
    WSU 5 years ago

    Half-time: Japan 5-0 Ghana

  3. Author
    WSU 5 years ago

    Japan starting line-up: Ayumi Kaihori, Saori Ariyoshi, Kana Kitahara, Kana Osafune, Rie Usui, Mizuho Sakaguchi, Emi Nakajima, Aya Miyama (c), Nahomi Kawasumi, Megumi Takase, Rika Masuya

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