Road to Cameroon: Another Ghana star bemoans unfair treatment

 

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As the 2016 Africa Women Cup of Nations draws nigh, Black Queens striker Florence Dadson has revealed that she paid her way to join her teammates in camp.

The Ghana women’s national team have been camped for almost two months but Florence joined the team on the morning of November 12.

When quizzed on the delay, she disclosed the hesitance of the Ghana Football Association in funding the airfare of the foreign-based players.

“I was waiting for my ticket to fly down but it never came. They kept postponing it every week so I had to buy my own ticket to come,” Florence said.

” I actually came for holidays but the coach (Basigi) called me and told me he needs me in the team so I had to come.”

The Golf Coast Texas striker whose pace is heralded for the Black Queens, is expected to add more bite upfront as Samira Suleman has been the lone striker.

The lanky forward says she may not have joined the team if the coach had not called her, insisting of her importance to the team.

“Maybe I wouldn’t have joined because I am coming to play for my country and they have to by me the ticket. they have been doing it for all (men’s) national teams so why not us?”

Florence’s plight does not look any different from other foreign-based players who also paid their to camp.

The recent development also mirrors the same plight faced in September before the match against the Amavubis of Rwanda where the Ghana Sports Minister complained of unavailability of funds to purchase flight tickets.

Nana Akua
Nana Akua is Ladies March Ghanaian Correspondent. She's the second child of a Christian family of nine and got hooked on football at the age of 10. Interestingly, she played football in her junior high school team at age of 12. '' I stopped playing due to some myth my dad told me''. Hahaha She's a football reporter for Heritage and a Sports producer for a Ghana-based TV station. Nana is still studying at the Ghana Institute of Journalism. and is an avid Blogger. Arsenal fanatic, Accra Hearts of Oak stalker and Prison Ladies supporter, Nana loves sports to a fault basically because, ''I earn a living through writing and talking!! Radio, TV and newspaper'' Great!
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