Papua New Guinea’s U20 women’s football team have had their first taste of offshore international competition after playing a team from Hanyang University in South Korea.
Their first hit-out against Hanyang University proved to be a challenge for the young team who lost the encounter 6-1.
Papua New Guinea are building up to the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup at the end of the year after having had their first hit outs against USA and Japan at home.
Coach Lisa Cole says it was a disappointing performance that was well below par for her side.
With respect to the university team, Cole added that her team gave them too many easy goals from poor decisions and a lack of effort, however she acknowledges certain players in her squad that have stood out.
Still, there is much belief in the team, and Cole says the first match provided some much needed experience for the squad and plenty of learning ideas.
Papua New Guinea will play their next match against Dong-san Information Industry High School.