Queens crushed in France friendly

QueensGHANA’S Black Queens were crushed 8-0 by France in an international friendly played in Reim on Monday night.

Head coach Mas-Ud Didi Dramani’s side could not stop the French’s lethal attack as they conceded eight and failed to even grab a consolation goal at the Stade Auguste-Delaune II.

This is the second time the Black Queens have fallen to an embarrassing defeat in a friendly match in Europe after last year’s 11-0 loss to Germany. However, the difference is the team that lost to the Germans was dominated by Under-23 players.

Amandine Henry, Viviane Asseyi and Eugenie Le Sommer scored a brace each as Valerie Gauvin and Ouleymata Sar also found the back of the net for France.

The match formed part of the Queens preparations for the 2018 African Women’s Nations Cup tournament to be staged in Ghana.

Queens coach Dramani is not surprised by his team’s thumping.

The African giants collapsed in the second half, shipping in seven goals after conceding just a goal in the first stanza in Reims.

The humiliating defeat has unmasked the poor state of women football in Ghana.

But coach Dramani is refusing to blame his players for the horrific showing against the European powerhouse.

“I think in football these kind of football are likely to happen when you build a new team. And when you play an experience team you must respect the forces of the opponent,” he said

“We had our goals, not thinking about the scoreline but thinking about how we wanted to play,( having in mind) what the team went through.

“This team was just gathered two weeks ago and we have professional players who joined just two days ago.”

The Black Queens have been preparing for the 2018 Africa Women’s Championship to be hosted in Ghana. – Ghanasoccernet



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