Maidens chase crucial win in SA

12 years ago

Ghana's women's U-17 football team are sure of getting a good result against South Africa to enhance their chances of reaching the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.

The Black Maidens who departed Accra on Thursday play the Bantwana at the Sinaba Stadium in Daveyton on Saturday in the first leg tie of the concluding round of qualifiers.

Coach of the U-17 team, Mas-aud Didi Dramani is counting on a positive first leg outcome ahead of the return game in Accra as six sides on the continent fight it out for the three final slots for places in Azerbaijan 2012.

"We have come far but this is where the job begins. This stage is very crucial as we need to show something for all the work done," Dramani said before the team departed.

After going past Cameroon 5-0 on aggregate in the first round of qualifying, Dramani accepts that the next test will be tougher but very exciting.

"South Africa is a good side and these final two-legs will be very exciting. Both teams are chasing for the same thing [qualification].

"They will be up for and we will also be up for it. But we are very confident that we can get a positive result against them in the first leg," the Ghana coach said.

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