Black Queens ready for another title challenge

9 years ago

The start of the 2014 African Women’s Championship offers Ghana another fine opportunity to challenge for their first silverware.

Ghana begin the action on Sunday in Group B where they are paired with South Africa, Cameroon and Algeria the tournament in Namibia from 11-24 October.

Coach Yusif Basigi will be hoping to overturn Ghana's recent below par performances at the Championship. The Black Queens, three-time runners up have failed to come out of their group in 2008 and 2010 before failing to qualify for the 2012 tournament.

And when they open their group campaign against Algeria as they return to the Championship, the hopes of Basigi will be to get off to a flying start at the Independence Stadium in Windhoek.

After graduating through the youth ranks, players like Faiza Ibrahim, Samira Suleiman, Elizabeth Cudjoe and Mercy Myles carry the hopes of an expectant nation.

Though chasing their debut title and a fine start, the Black Queens will also be pushing for qualification for the FIFA Women's World Cup to be held in Canada from 6 June to 5 July, 2015.

The top three nations from Championship will represent Africa in Canada.