Olympic qualifiers: Black Queens brimming with confidence

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The people of Ghana have been assured that their Women National Team, the Black Queens will progress to the next round of the 2016 Olympic qualifiers on Saturday.

Chairperson of Black Queens Management Committee, Madam Leanier Addy who made the assurance, expressed confidence that the team will emerge victorious in their third round, second leg encounter against the indomitable Lioness of Cameroon at the Accra Sports Stadium.

And fueling her optimism is the fact that Ghana played out a 1-1 draw in the first leg that was decided two weeks ago in Yaounde, grabbing a valuable away goal in the process.

“They have been in camp for a long time and have the desire to do something for the nation,” Madam Addy, who is also the Chairperson of the National Women’s League told the Ghana Football Association website.

“I am very optimistic because Cameroon has never beaten the Black Queens in open play. It has always been a drawn game and we got eliminated there on penalties but this time around we went there first and they are now here for the return leg.”

“We have spoken to the girls and psyched them up not to be complacent. We know financially, it’s not forthcoming and so money is not a priority now, there are many opportunities after this match and they have assured us that they will win this game,” she added.

Progress for the Black Queens on Saturday will see them face Ivory Coast in the final stage of the qualifiers for a slot in next year’s Rio Olympics.

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