The Right to Dream girls have won their first ever tournament at the first time of asking with a sterling performance at the Cup No. 1 in Frederikshavn, Denmark.

Playing in the under-18s category, the girls beat Odense Q in a hotly contested final with the teams separated by a single goal, scored by RtD Number 10, Princess Dankwa.

The girls were unbeaten throughout the tournament, scoring 41 goals in total and conceding just a single goal. On their way to the final they beat German side Turbine Potsdam,  Norwegian outfit Heimdal and Scandia United from the United States. The only team to score against them were fellow finalists Odense, who held them to a 1-1 draw in the group stages.

The girls won their first ever tournament

Reflecting on their phenomenal win, Global Foundation Director Lucy Mills praised the girls for their amazing performances throughout the tournament: "This is a hugely significant milestone in the Girls' programme, which has been running for just four years. In that time, the staff in Ghana have done a wonderful job of coaching and teaching the girls, and most importantly creating a strong bond and team spirit amongst them."

The girls' coach, William Asara shared his pride at the girls' first tournament win: "We've been working very hard to prepare the girls for their first tournament and they have performed brilliantly. A few of the girls are closer to 13 and 14 than 18 so to come here and compete so well against older players is fantastic."

The girls had little time to savour their victory, immediately catching a train to neighbouring Sweden to compete in the world's largest youth football tournament, the Gothia Cup.