Sports News of Sunday, 30 September 2018
Head coach of Ghana’s female U-20 team, Yusif Basigi has expressed his belief that the Black Queens are capable of winning the 2018 Africa Women’s Championship.
The Queens team are currently on a nationwide training tour where they have been playing series of friendly matches ahead of the tournament.
however, reports have gone viral that Bashir Hayford and his team could play Nigeria, South Africa and Zambia in friendly matches before the tournament.
Yusif Basigi, previously coached the Queens and guided them to win Bronze medal in Cameroon two years ago is confident Ghana can lift the trophy.
He also coached the Ghanaian team that won 2015 All African Games title.
“Yes I am very confident they can win it, I know most of the ladies, I worked with them during my team with the team and I know they will deliver,” Basigi is quoted as saying by Ghanasportsonline.com.
“The likes of Nigeria, Cameroon, South Africa and the rest will all be coming with the aim of winning the competition.
“But I believe as host, we have a little edge over them because we will get the home support, which should motivate the players.
“I am very optimistic they can make history this time around.
“Two years ago we were close only to lose to the host Cameroon in the semifinals.”
Ghana will be hoping to win the competition having failed to clinch the title on three occasions.
Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, South Africa, Mali, Zambia and Algeria are the countries that will be battling with Ghana for the ultimate.
The tournament has been slated to kick off from November 17 to December 1.