Play as team, encourage each other – Princesses told

General Secretary of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Prosper Harrison Addo, has urged the national Under-20 team (Black Satellites) to put up their best performance at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica.

He made this remarks when he visited the Black Princesses at their camp base in France to encourage them.

“You have qualified to be at the World Cup, so any team you meet there; you are of the same pedigree. Don’t go with the mindset that the other teams are bigger or better than you. You all qualified as of right and you are entitled to be there through your own hard work.

“It is the same hard work and determination that will get you through the group stages. Don’t go looking too far beyond the group stages; your goal is to make it from the group stages first, and take the next matches one at a time.

“I know you have your anxiety, fear and sometimes you doubt yourselves. The other teams also do, that is why they also keep on training because they also fear you. On the day of the match with eleven players each, put up your best and I trust and believe that you will deliver. Do your best, play well and leave the rest, as I know your best is enough.”

Mr Harrison advised the players to play as a team on the day, encourage each other, believing that they will qualify to the next round “and from there, match after match, the confidence level will rise.”

“I wish you the very best, go represent Ghana well in Costa Rica,” he added.

The Princesses were expected to leave France yesterday for Costa Rica to continue preparations for the tournament.

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