The President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kurt Okraku, has delivered a rallying call to the Black Queens, urging them to excel at the upcoming 2024 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON) tournament.
Having secured a commendable 3-2 aggregate victory over Namibia, the Black Queens have clinched qualification for the next WAFCON, marking a significant achievement after missing out on the last two editions.
Upon the team’s return to Ghana on Thursday, December 7, President Kurt Okraku welcomed the Black Queens and issued a passionate charge for them to make a strong statement on the continental stage.
“While qualifying is a milestone, it’s not enough. This is the time for us to give the rest of Africa a showdown at the WAFCON,” emphasized Kurt Okraku, underlining the broader ambitions for the Black Queens.
Reflecting on the team’s potential, he expressed confidence in their ability to vie for the coveted title, stating, “Our best position at the AFCON has been second place years ago, but we have enough quality in this team to be African champions.”
President Simeon-Okraku emphasized the commitment to supporting the team’s preparations, stating, “Whatever it takes for us to get you prepared for the AFCON in Morocco, with the support of Asantewaa the fearless, we will make sure this team is ready.”
In addition to the president’s motivational words, Black Queens coach Nora Hauptle applauded the determination displayed by her team in securing qualification for the 2024 WAFCON. The collective focus now shifts towards meticulous preparation and a spirited campaign in Morocco, with eyes set on achieving glory and elevating the Black Queens to new heights in African women’s football.