The chairman of the Black Maidens management committee Augustine Asante has stated that he was surprised at the claim by deputy sports minister Vincent Oppong Asamoah that he was in unknown of the team’s participation in this year’s world cup.
The team qualified for the tournament earlier this year and according to Mr Asante they sent their budget to the ministry in June
“I was taken aback by that statement from the deputy minister of sports. Perhaps he is unaware but we sent the budget to the ministry way back in June. I had a conversation with the minister last week Tuesday on preparations for the tourney so it was quite surprising to hear Hon. Vincent Oppong Asamoah deny knowledge of the tournament”. Asante remarked
Asante also disclosed that the team’s request to have pre-tournament camping could not be granted due to lack of funds from the sports ministry but remain adamant that the ladies will make Ghana proud.
” We planned of camping in Dubai or Saudi Arabia but due to unavailability of funds the plan couldn’t come to fruition”
The team arrived in Amman, Jordan on Wednesday to begin preparations for the tournament which is scheduled to start on the 30th of September and finish on the 21st of the following month.
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