Maidens aim for fourth-straight World Cup

10 years ago

Ghana aim to make the most of reaching the 2014 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup with a qualifying fixture against Equatorial Guinea to come.

The Black Maidens host the first-leg clash of the second round qualifier in Accra on Saturday with coach Evans Adotey confident of his sides chances.

"We are aware of the threat they pose and have prepared adequately for the tough challenge ahead," Adotey said ahead of the game at the Accra Stadium.

Ghana strolled into the second round after Congo withdrew from the qualifiers.

But with just six teams left in the campaign for the three places available to the continent for next year's World Cup in Costa Rica, Adotey is not treating the first leg lightly.

"Equatorial Guinea women's football has been on the ascendency and only last week, their Under-20 side beat Cote d'Ivoire 4-0 in Abidjan in a similar WWC qualifier.

"We are not taking anything for granted," the Ghana coach said.

The Black Maidens won bronze at the 2012 World Cup in Azerbaijan where they made their third successive appearance at the finals.