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Korea Republic's Kang scoops Top Scorer prize


Chonburi: Kang Ji-woo’s fine form at the AFC U-19 Women’s Championship Thailand 2019 earned her the Top Scorer award on Saturday with seven goals to her name.

The Korea Republic forward edged Japan’s Yuzuki Yamamoto, who finished with five goals, and DPR Korea’s Kim Kyong-yong and Mary Fowler’s Australia - on four goals each.

Kang played a pivotal role for Korea Republic throughout their campaign when she took captain duties in the first game against China PR and scored two goals.

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The striker would go on to impress leading up to their 9-1 victory over Australia in the third place play-off on Saturday.

Kang, who scored the only goal for her team in their defeat to Japan in the semi-finals, turned on the power to hit four against the Young Matildas at the Chonburi Stadium.

“I am so happy to receive this huge award," said Kang. "Winning this individual trophy was even better because I could hear 'Korea Republic' being mentioned once again when we were presented with the third-place medal at the ceremony.

"Credit goes out to all my teammates who helped me a lot, scoring those seven goals during the tournament.

"With this achievement I want to be a better player and Looking ahead, I want to win another trophy like the AFC Women's Asian Cup.”