Women football getting right attention – President Simeon-Okraku

 The President of the Ghana Football Asso­ciation (GFA), Mr Kurt Edwin Simeon-Okra­ku, has congratulated the Black Princesses, the national female U-20 football team, for winning the WAFU B U-20 competition played at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi.

Ghana defeated Nigeria 3-1 on penalties to win the maiden edition of the WAFU B U-20 sub-regional competition.

Interacting with the players, Mr Okraku said ”Football is all about team work and your Head Coach and his assistants showcased that throughout the tournament. They have worked with unity and we are grateful and thankful to them.”

He continued: ”You have made all Ghanaians, both home and abroad, happy throughout the tournament. Winning this trophy was possible because you all came together to work and achieve this success.”

The FA boss said “the journey was not easy but you achieved this feat with your hard work, dedication and determination. You didn’t give up; you fought for the ultimate. The victory has painted a bright future for women football. You played against a strong Nigerian side, but didn’t give up and showcased good football.”

Mr Okraku urged the team to maintain its high level of disci­plined shown in the course of the competition.

He said women football was getting the right attention and support it deserves, adding that achievement of this nature would spur on officialdom to do more to support female football.

He said the Football Associ­ation will continue to support women’s football and make the right investments as we always have to reach the top.

He promised that conditions in the Women Premier League (WPL) would get better in the ensuing seasons as they aim to attract more sponsors.

He said the feat must spur the team on to qualify for the World Cup. —FA

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