Queens to be based in Addis Ababa

Coach Yusif Basigi –  Yet another mission in sight

Coach Yusif Basigi –
Yet another mission in sight

The Black Queens will be based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for their pre- 2015 All Africa game camp.

The Queens, who are returning from elimination from the 2016 Olympic Games qualifiers by Cameroon, are to report at Prampram on August 17 to begin preparations for next month’s games in Congo Brazzaville.

They will then fly out to the Ethiopian capital five days later for acclimatisation.

The Black Queens, drawn in Group B alongside Cameroon, Egypt and South Africa are looking to excel at the All Africa Games to atone for their elimination from the 2016 Olympic Games qualification series suffered at the hands of Cameroon.

In a related development,Head Coach of the national U-23 team, Malik Jabir, is confident his team will emulate the feat of their predecessors who won gold in soccer at the last All Africa Games (AAG) in 2011 in Maputo, Mozambique.

He said he expected the players to be fully fit by next month when the games kick off in Brazzaville, Congo

According to him, the team would begin to take shape by August 10 when they camped at Prampam with the component of the team which would play some Premier League sides as part of their preparations.

He said the foreign-based players were expected to be ready after the pre-season games with their respective clubs and would be invited for trial games during FIFA free day for international games.

“I would invite 20 players for camping but my concern is that I will not get much time to prepare the team for the competition, ” he added.

From Times Sports Desk

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