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Anabelle Chukwu scored twice to help Canada open play at the CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship with a comfortable 4-0 win over Jamaica on Friday. Chukwu opened the scoring in the 39th minute following a turnover from a poor Jamaican clearance. After a give-and-go with a teammate, Chukwu outpaced several defenders into the Jamaican penalty box and beat goalkeeper Liya Brooks. Chukwu added her second in first-half stoppage time, dispossessing a Jamaican defender before beating Brooks again. Olivia Smith made it 2-0 in the 56th minute, curling a shot home from a feed from captain Florianne Jourde. An unmarked Renee Watson padded the lead in stoppage time, making a late run into the penalty box to fire home a Nyah Rose cross from the byline. Canada will now face Panama on Sunday and the defending champion U.S. on Tuesday with the robin-robin portion of the schedule pushed back by two days.

The Canadian Press