Maidens to cut the Gambia to size in 2018 World Cup qualifier

BY: Rosalind K. Amoh
Maidens to cut the Gambia to size in 2018 World Cup qualifier (library photo)
Maidens to cut the Gambia to size in 2018 World Cup qualifier (library photo)

Ghana's Black Maidens, the Under-17 female football team, are hoping to make it a double win over the Gambia when they host them at the Cape Coast Stadium in their 2018 Women’s World Cup (WWC) qualifier tomorrow.

The two sides meet in the second leg of their first round qualifier with the Maidens leading 5-1 from the first leg played two weeks ago.

Despite the obvious advantage the Maidens have, Coach Evans Adotey insists his ladies are keen on having another emphatic win as they look to progress into the second round of the campaign.

Goals from Nina Norshie and captain Mukarama Abdulai in Banjul gave the Maidens the win and they could be looking to adding their personal tally.

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Last Tuesday, the Maidens put finishing touches to their preparations with a 5-0 win over Haasport Ladies from Sekondi, and Coach Adotey believes that the final trial match has shaped his side up for action tomorrow.

“In the first leg, there was no real test for our defence, but the few trial matches have pushed them to the wall and we are happy with the way they have responded. We are not sure what game plan the Gambians will play out, however, we anticipate that they will close their rear to avoid conceding more goals like they did in the first leg.

“The first leg win against the Gambia was a good morale boost, on Saturday, we will take it a notch higher. It is difficult to sometimes settle on the starting team, given the effort they all put in.

“However, we have a game plan to carry out and that will inform the line up. Thankfully, everyone is in a position to start and I can say that the girls are ready to play and win. Hopefully, they will deliver another win on Saturday,” Coach Adotey told The Mirror.