On Day 1 of Group A of CONCACAF Women’s U-20 2023, Canada recorded a stunning 4-0 win against Jamaica with two goals from Anabelle Chukwu. The goals of the match for the locals were scored by Anabelle Chukwu (38′ 1T and 45′ 1T), Olivia Smith (10′ 2T) and Renee Watson (48′ 2T).
Annabelle Chukwu boosted Canada’s spirits in the 45th minute of the first leg and drew applause. After an individual move on the right, the forward finished the goal from a wide area and placed the ball to the left of the goalkeeper, who could do nothing.
Renee Watson had an opportunity to increase the lead, but was disallowed by her stick in the 69th minute of the second leg.
The figurehead of the match was Annabelle Chukwu. The Canadian striker was at his best, scoring 2 goals, shooting 6 times on goal and 7 accurate passes.
Renee Watson was one of the featured players. The Canadian striker showed his best level by scoring 1 goal, shooting 3 times on goal and hitting 16 accurate passes.
On 78 minutes into the second leg, striker Rosa Malouf lifted the crowd when Maya Raghunandan piped in.
In this Friday’s commitment, fair play was present and the referee did not have much work to do.
Canadian manager Cindy Tye capped the starting XI in a 4–3–3 formation with Faith Fenwick in goal; Maia Archibald, Claire Logan, Zoe Marchesini and Ella Ottey on the defensive line; Geneva Hernandez Gray, Thaya Mouratidis and Florian Jourde in the middle; and Amanda Allen, Annabelle Chukwu and Olivia Smith in attack.
For their part, the men selected by Hugh Bradford entered the field of play with a 3–4–3 scheme with Lia Brooks at three sticks; Tiny Seaton, Najeri Lewis and Davia Richards on defense; Jerry Butts, Destiney Powell, Avery Johnson and Shanille Buckley at half court; and Una Lew, Amelia Van Zanten and Natoya Atkinson in front.
The judge chosen to lead the match at the Félix Sánchez Olympic Stadium was Marianela Araya Cruz.
For the next date, Canada would serve as a visitor against Panama and Jamaica would welcome the United States.