Chief Executive Officer of Berry Ladies, Gifty Oware-Mensah has presented essential items to the Black Princesses ahead of their participation in the WAFU B U-20 Girls Cup of Nations in Kumasi.
She presented the items to the team after their pre-tournament international friendly against Niger at the Accra Sports stadium on Wednesday.
“I came to watch the game and to see how much they have prepared for the tournament ahead. Watching them today is a sign the team is doing well and on the right track even though the Nigeriens were below our strength’’ she said.
‘’I am donating to them though they have sponsorships through the support of the GFA. I feel they need support from individuals like me. They need essential items to rejuvenate and energize them throughout the tournament so we brought them electrolytes, sanitary pads, chocolates and some cash to aid them buy fruits when the tournament officially kick start’’
‘’The Football Association is putting in so much support to develop the Women’s game and we as club owners should help since these girls are from the various clubs in the country.
‘’So this is on behalf of the entire Women’s League clubs, it is to say thank you to the coach and his assistants. Coming together to train our girls for the future is laudable’’ she added.
Head Coach Yussif Basigi thanked her on behalf of the team.
‘’We are grateful to the CEO for her gesture and we know she is an advocate of Women’s football with the support she gives’’ Basigi said.
‘’That notwithstanding, with the present she has personally given to me, which is the white shirt, it is very dear to my heart. We are going to live up to expectation and I am going to do all that we can to deliver together with the technical team because it is team work’’.
‘’On Saturday, we are expecting Ghanaians to troop in to the Baba Yara stadium to support us and cheer us to victory match after match’’ he added.
The Black Princesses are in Group A alongside Benin and Cote D’Ivoire. The team will kick start their campaign against Benin on Saturday, May 20, at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium.