PNG U20 women back after US tour

The PNG U-20 women's team arrived this morning after ending the US tour.

They will head back to their base at the National Sports Institute in Goroka, Eastern Highlands Province, to continue preparing for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in November.

The Papua New Guinea Under-20 women’s soccer team gained a lot of experience during their seven-match US tour.

Coach Lisa Cole was satisfied with the tour, saying that despite the results, all players were given the game time.

The PNG U-20 Women's team didn't qualify for the U-20 Women's World Cup as the OFC spot was claimed by New Zealand. However, they were given a bid as the host nation for the tournament in November.

The team had their first friendly against the US U-20 women's team during the U-20 Women's Tri-Nations match that was held in May, where US defeated them 10-0.

They also travelled to Korea for a friendly in June and hope to have more friendly matches after the US trip within the region to get them ready.

Press release