The Black Princesses lost 2-0 to Japan to put them on the verge of elimination at the ongoing U20 women’s World Cup in Costa Rica.

Ghana were hoping to put their campaign back on track following their humiliating 3-0 opening game defeat against the USA.

The Princesses however lost to two second half goals from the Asian side as they risk being knocked out of the tournament for a record seventh time.

The win secured Japan’s place in the next round of the competition following a win against the Netherlands in the opening game.

The Netherlands will face the USA later today in their second game of the campaign.

A win for the Netherlands will help keep Ghana’s slim chances of qualifying to the next round ahead of the final round of games in the group.