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Maidens eye Djibouti scalp

BY: Beatrice Laryea
Maidens eye Djibouti scalp

Ghana's Under-17 female football team, the Black Maidens take their turn in the Women’s World Cup (WWC) qualifiers as they also seek to claim a ticket to this year’s competition in Uruguay.


Days after the Princesses picked their ticket to the U-20 World Cup last Saturday against Cameroun, the Maidens are also out to Djibouti for the first leg second round qualifier to be played on Friday.

The Maidens, 2012 bronze medalists are seeking their fifth World Cup  qualification in a row and will approach the game on an optimistic but cautious note, given that they have no idea about the Djiboutians.
 
This is a David and Goliath affair in which no miracle is expected, given the difference between the two teams. The Maidens are very much ahead of Djibouti, as they are more experienced both in the qualifiers and the competition itself. Already, they have scored seven goals without conceding  in their first round campaign against Gambia and will be out to add Djibouti to their list of casualty list, as the  Central-East African side reached this level with a walk-over against Tunisia, who withdrew from the first round.
 
Despite the vast difference, Coach Evans Adotey insists they will not underrate their hosts on Friday, as football does not follow logic or play to experience.
 
Speaking to the Graphic Sports, Coach Adotey admitted:” We have no idea about the Djibouti. They are indeed a surprise team, but we won’t underrate the threat they pose.
 
“We have our game plan of qualifying and that is what we will be out to execute. We won’t be taking chances at all,” Coach Adotey explained.
To help carry out his plan, Coach Adotey will rely on the 18 players made up of Grace Banwaa, Cynthia Findib, Tedinah Sekyere, Adams Alhassan, Yaa Agyeiwaa, Nina Norshie, Susan Ama Duah and Justice Tweneboah.
 
The rest are Azumah Burgre, Jacqueline Yeboah, Doris Boaduwaa, Fuseina Mumuni, Ama B. Appiah, Sussy Dede Teye, Abigail Tutuwaa, Milot Pokuaa, Barukisu A. Rahman and Mukarama Abdulai.