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U-20 prepare for US trip

Coach Lisa Cole has helped line up seven matches against US university teams including the 2015 national champions.
Team manager Cathy Agunam said the experience in Korea, in which the side played three matches, was a good one for the team on a number of fronts.
“What the country should understand is that most of the girls have come straight from association and club teams and have not played in international tournaments,” Agunam says.
“The matches they played in May and last month are their first few international matches and we hope that this will get the girls accustomed to the level needed to be competitive.”
Agunam said the match against Korea Republic’s U-20 team was a bonus as the squad has qualified for the FIFA U-20 World Cup, giving them a taste of world cup level.
The host nation will not meet them in the World Cup, but instead will face the neighbouring Korea DPR during the group stage.
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