Black Queens coach Bashir Hayford says there are positive lesson his charges can pick from their three international friendlies despite losing 3-2 to the She-polopolo on Zambia on Saturday.
The Queens are in Kenya to face the Kenya senior women’s team in another friendly on Wednesday November 7.
The veteran trainer wants to maintain a team in top shape ahead of the 2018 African Women Cup of Nations to be hosted by Ghana which kicks of November 17th.
Speaking to the media upon arrival in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, Bashir Hayford indicated that the game will be a good test for his team ahead of the upcoming African Women Cup of Nations.
“We opted to play Kenya because of our good working relationship and also because they will be taking part in the AWCON tournaments like we will” Bashiru Hayford mentioned.
He added “The friendly match will be good for us not to only gauge the standard of football in Eastern Africa but to also get to be in good shape for the upcoming tournament,’’
Ghana will wrap up their international friendly tour with a game against South Africa on Sunday November 11 before enplaning back home ahead of the start of the tournament finals.
The Black Queens open their Afcon campaign in Accra against Algeria on November 17 and face Mali three days later at the same venue before closing the group play with a crunchy tie against Cameroon on November 23 in Accra.
Watch video of Black Queens arrival in Nairobi:
"We opted to play Kenya because of our good working relationship and also because they will be taking part in the AWCON tournament like we will,” ~Bashuri Hayford
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— Football Kenya Federation (@Football_Kenya) November 4, 2018