Hayford satisfied with Queens performance

Head coach of the female national team, the Black Queens, Bashiru Hayford has expressed satisfaction at the performance of the team after the friendly game against Ampem Darkoa ladies.

The Black Queens played out a pulsating 1-1 draw with the champions of the National Women’s League in Techiman on Monday in their first game since they arrived at the Brong Ahafo region.

The Black Queens took the lead through Jane Ayieyam, but Fatima Adjei equalised for the league champions much to the delight of the fans who showed up to watch the game in Techiman.

The match, which should have been played on Sunday, was rescheduled due to rains.

After the game, Coach Bashiru Hayford expressed satisfaction with the performance of the girls.

“In the game, both sides played really well,” he said after the game. “The flooded parts of the park almost ruined the game but all the same it affected both teams, so it’s good,” he added.

‘When you go around like that and you get opposition like this, it’s a wakeup call for us. The players thought it was going to be a walk over but now they have realised that you can’t underrate any team.”

“So now they know they have to give their best, this is going to encourage them to put up their best when we go to other places to play.”

The team played Kumasi Sports Academy when they arrived in the Ashanti Region, who they beat 4-0 and also recorded a 2-0 win against a select Ashanti Region side.

The tour of the regions is to give the team a change of environment after spending nearly six weeks at the Prampram Centre of Soccer Excellence as well as endear the Queens to fans.

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