Dramani believes in Maidens' march to WC finals

12 years ago

Mas-aud Didi Dramani says Ghana has the quality beat South Africa to put them on track for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Azerbaijan 2012.

Six sides, including Ghana are left to fight it out for the three finals slots as the continent will witness three first leg ties in the concluding round of qualifiers this weekend.

After going past Cameroon 5-0 on aggregate in the first round of qualifying, another sterner test awaits the Black Maidens when they play the Bantwana in at Sinaba Stadium in Daveyton on Saturday.

Dramani fills genuine hope of progress has been made after their previous qualifier and believes they will have positive thoughts going into the weekend's showdown.

"We face South Africa who are a force in women's football in Africa. They have been doing well in the development of the game and Saturday's match will be a difficult one," said Black Maidens coach Mas-aud Didi Dramani on Tuesday.

"It's the final qualifier so we expect them to be up for it just like we are. We have kept our focus since out last game and are very confident of getting a good result in the first leg.

"I don't live in a dream world where we would just walk over them. I don't expect an easy situation. But I am sure that we will beat them," the Ghana coach added.

Ghana are pushing for one the three slots available to the continent for the World Cup in Azerbaijan later in September 2012 and that remains the Black Maidens' ultimate aim.

"Reaching the World Cup is our target and we have to achieve that and then we can dream about something different. However, the next match is always the most important one."

Qualification to the World Cup will make it a third successive appearance for Ghana on the world stage.