Black Princesses coach Yussif Basigi explains criteria used in naming squad

Sports News of Friday, 4 August 2017



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New Coach of Ghana’s Black Princesses Yussif Basigi has elaborated on the benchmarks he and his technical team used to select the 30 female squad who were invited to camp at the Ghanaman Soccer Center in Prampram.

The national U-20 female team will commence their World Cup qualifying campaign against their Algerian counterparts in September this year.

According to Yussif Basigi, who previously led the Maidens team to the FIFA World Cup in Jordan, he selected the squad based on the principles that have been laid down for Ghana’s female team.

“The transition that has been laid down is from Maidens to Princesses to Queens. So with this basis, we look at the Maidens who played at the World Cup in Jordan, they are not qualified to play for the Maidens again.

There some players who also played for the Princesses previously who are still qualified to play again so we will look at them.

Finally, we have exceptional players who have not played in the National team before, who are also good and fit into the National team, so well will look at them as well.”

The players are expected to report to the Ghanaman Soccer Centre of Excellence on Monday 7th August 2017 at 4pm.

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