We won’t slow down against Djibouti — Maidens coach

BY: Rosalind K. Amoh
Mukarama Abdulai was handed the match ball after scoring a hat-trick in the Maidens’ 9-0 victory
Mukarama Abdulai was handed the match ball after scoring a hat-trick in the Maidens’ 9-0 victory

Black Maidens coach, Evans Adotey, the team will not slow down when they host Djibouti in the second leg of their FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup qualifier, after taking a 9-0 lead in the first leg last Friday.

 

The Maidens cut the inexperienced Djibouti to size with the opener from Suzzy Dede Teye (27th), a hat-trick from Mukarama Abdulai (40th, 42nd, 46th), as well as goals from Abigail Tutuwaa ((44th), Jacqueline Owusu (48th), Fuseina Mumuni (78th),Milot Abena Pokuaa (79th and Adama Alhassan (88th) to have a comfortable lead into the second leg.

Though it was a good enough lead into the second leg which the Maidens host in two weeks, Coach Adotey told the Graphic Sports yesterday that they won’t take their chances in the return leg: “That won’t happen as we intend to send the clear signals to all our opponents that we mean business in this qualifying campaign.”

“We went into the game not knowing what to expect, but we had a game plan and executed if despite the difference in experience between the two sides.


“In the second leg, they may come with the plan of not conceding more, but we are hungry for goals and we will go all out. The first leg result, will have no effect on the second leg at all. We will take each game as it comes,” Coach Adotey intimated.

The Maidens, bronze medalists in the 2012 U-17 World Cup, are in search for their sixth successive ticket to this year’s competition to be held in Uruguay, and Coach Adotey is indicated that their primary objective is to qualify for that competition.