Hasaacas Ladies’ gaffer Yussif Basigi has been adjudged CAF Women’s Champions League group stage Best Coach by the tournament’s Technical Study Group (TSG).
The former Black Queens trainer guided the Ghanaians to top Group A with two wins and a draw and will face Morocco’s ASFAR in the semifinal on Monday.
“Since we knew about this tournament, we started the preparations,” Basigi told CAFOnline.com. “We are here to demonstrate why we are champions. We started preparing the players physically and psychologically two months ago to reach another level on both sides.”
“I’ve been a women’s football coach for 18 years now, so it makes me so proud to have Women’s Champions League in Africa, and it’s another feeling to be part of it as well as being an advocate talking about women’s rights in Africa to have their own champions league. My compliments go to CAF for establishing women’s football, we are in the right direction. The future looks very bright and it’s a gradual process to become more like men’s football,” he added.
Basigi declared regardless of the semifinals, that: “I expect all teams to be tough because they are all champions just like us. So, we need to respect all of our opponents to be more successful.”