Black Princesses depart Ghana for World Cup preparations

The full contingent of management and players of the Ghana’s U-20 female national team, the Black Princesses, departed Ghana to Spain to prepare for the upcoming FIFA U-20 World Cup in France.

After a series of delays due to visa processing, the team will begin the second phase of preparations in Spain after pitching camp at the Ghanaman Soccer Centre of Excellence in Prampram.

Head coach, Yussif Basigi, and the team will be hoping to use the opportunity to fine tune preparations ahead of the tournament, which kicks-start on August 5, 2018 with Ghana playing hosts, France, and the New Zealand as well as the Netherlands.

“It was a very good match but my focus was not on the score line, but I was rather interested in the performance of the players, the team tactics and whether it was working,” he said after the game.

“Our opponents weren’t just a walk over, Army Ladies played well and they were swinging passes here and there but our goalkeeper was never under threat and that tell you our defenders are doing well and we scored goals also indicating the attackers were at their best,” he added.

“That said, it doesn’t mean we do not have rough edges to sharpen so from now to Wednesday that we will be leaving, I will be able to sharpen the rough edges. We will definitely complete our preparations with the training tour in Spain and I’m very sure the girls are getting on well and we are okay,” he concluded.

 

Story: Gottlieb BAAKO

Writer’s Email: gottlieb.baako@todaygh.com

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