Allotey talks up Maidens' quality

13 years ago

Ahead of Ghana's opening game today at the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup, coach of the side Abraham Allotey is hopeful of a positive result.

Ghana, making a second appearance plays Canada in Group D at the Larry Gomes Stadium in Arima on Day-2 of the competition which kicked off on Sunday.

Abraham Allotey, who steered the Black Maidens to New Zealand 2008 wants a win as the winner of this opening tussle will have done themselves a world of good in a group which also includes Brazil and the Republic of Ireland.

The Ghana coach tells that after the tough task of finding talent, he believes his side can prove a point.

“It’s a tough task because talent is scattered all over the country and it’s your job to go out there and find the best players,” he says.

“I have faith in this generation.

“They have a lot of skill and talent and are not lacking in motivation. They are very quick and athletic too and they’re very creative out on the pitch.”

Having worked with the junior sides for a while now, Allotey is confident that he has found a group that can on the world.

“I think the team can explode in this competition.” “I don’t want to put any pressure on them though. We want them to go out and enjoy it and express themselves with the ball. If they can do that, they can go far.”

Ghana's next game after the opening match would be against Brazil on Thursday.