Black Queens head coach Bashir Hayford says his outfit is fully prepared and ready to kick start next month’s Women’s Cup of Nations tournament with all the seriousness it deserves.
The official draw for the 11th edition of the tournament was held in Accra on Sunday evening with the Black Queens pitted in Group A alongside Algeria,Mali and Cameroon.
The Black Queens will host Les Fennecs Dames at the Accra Sports Stadium on Saturday 17th November, 2018 at exactly 15:30 GMT.
Speaking on Accra based TOP FM SPORT after Sunday’s draw Bashir Hayford said. “We are fully prepared and anxiously waiting for kickoff, I am extremely confident and cock sure that Ghana will be victorious after all,”
“We were not expecting any particular team, if you want to be the best then you have to beat the best so we were ready for every country that comes our way”
“We have over 30 professional players and even on the local scene, there are talents aplenty so again I can assure you that Ghana is ready”
“Nigeria started women football way before Ghana started so the fact that they are number one in Africa and are doing wonderfully well should tell you that hardwork pays and that Ghana will get there”
“All we need from the entire nation is to support our ladies and trust me, we will deliver to the satisfaction of every single Ghanaian”
The Black Queens will be seeking to clinch the continental title for the first time after coming close on three occasions in 1998, 2002 and 2006.
The top three finishers will qualify to represent Africa at the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2018.
Full draw for 2018 Total Women’s Africa Cup of Nations:
Ghana, Algeria, Mali, Cameroon
Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Zambia