Nora Hauptle, the coach of the Black Queens, has emphasized that her team’s focus is now on the return leg of the 2024 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON) qualifier against Rwanda.
In the first leg of the preliminary round of the qualifiers, Ghana delivered an impressive performance by defeating their opponents 7-0. This victory has given them a significant advantage going into the reverse fixture, which is scheduled for Tuesday.
Following the game, Nora Hauptle expressed her satisfaction with her team’s performance and their determination to finish the job when they host Rwanda in Accra.
“We won 7- 0, coach is quite satisfied and not only we scored many goals, but also we kept our clean sheet”
She went on to highlight the challenges they faced before the game but praised her team’s ability to overcome them. Hauptle also noted the favorable conditions they encountered on an Astro-turf pitch and the importance of their possession game during training.
“It was not easy before the game due to some circumstances. A good team is able to go through those circumstances. We have been ready since the first minute on the pitch. We scored from a set piece”
“We were lucky to play on an Astro-turf. Ball was rolling good, we invested so much in our possession game during training. All in all I am very satisfied. There are still little details that we have to address. It was good to also give five players playing time to release the load.
Hauptle concluded by stating, “Now our focus is to make sure we are ready next Tuesday in Accra in our own stadium in front of our crowd”.
In the match, braces from Evelyn Badu and Anasthesia Achiaa, along with goals from Doris Boaduwaa, Princella Adubea, and Alice Kusi, showcased Ghana’s dominant form under Hauptle’s leadership, as they remained unbeaten in all six games.