Maidens determined to improve on bronze feat

10 years ago

Winning bronze raises the expectation level going into another competition but for Ghana, it serves as motivation as they prepare for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.

Ghana will be making their fourth-straight appearance at the age competition which begins March 15 in Costa Rica.

The Black Maidens, who finished third at the finals in 2012 in Azerbaijan, the first by a team from Africa to go beyond the quarter-finals after beating are determined to make an impact when the competition begins next month.

"We want to improve on our last performance and do better than we did," Ghana coach Evans Adotey said.

"Winning bronze was an important stage in our development but that's in the past now. We need to try and do better again."

Ghana have been pit against the 2012 runners-up Korea DPR - champions of the inaugural edition in 2008 - against Germany and Canada.

"Our aim is to qualify from the group stages. It's a tough group but it's only when we make it that, we can think about the rest," the Ghana coach said.

Adotey and his squad have left Accra for the United States for a per-tournament training tour.