Athletics News of Saturday, 18 Might 2019
The Ghanaians came into the level of competition hoping to protect the title they gained at the maiden edition previous yr but failed to make it to the ultimate following Grace Asantewaa and Grace Animah skipped their kicks, though Alice Kusi and Mavis Owusu transformed theirs.
On the other hand, the Tremendous Falcons expertly converted their 4 penalties to make certain an act of sweet revenge for Coach Thomas Dennerby and her gamers who dropped on penalties to Ghana at the exact stage last yr.
In an interview after the team’s training yesterday at the Stade Robert Champoux, the Queens mentor mentioned that the players experienced place the devastating encounter driving them, and ended up poised to choose bronze at the end of their encounter with Mali.
For her, assembly Mali nowadays will serve as revenge for the reason that the Malians defeat Ghana 1- to eradicate them at the team phase of the Total Women’s AFCON which Ghana hosted in December final year.
“I have seriously spoken to the ladies and they have got over what transpired yesterday. I have advised them that we are left with a person hurdle that we need to have to cross, at least, to win a medal.
“All that I want to convey to Ghanaians is that it is somewhat unlucky that our neighbours, Nigeria, were in a position to consider the ultimate slot from us by beating us in the course of the penalty kicks. But I want to motivate just about every Ghanaian that all is not shed. Immediately after all, in the maiden version, we have been the champions and it has already absent down into the historical past books,” she included.
“We are heading to struggle for the 3rd area so they should all proceed to support us in prayers and feel in the women. They need to feel in their very own, the Black Queens, who is representing Ghana and we are promising them that by hook or crook we will die for mother Ghana tomorrow to carry a medal residence.
“I’m not scared of our opponents, Mali. Yes, they conquer us in the AFCON so we are below to choose revenge and believe that me that my women are quite determined. We are heading into this match with no setback. We are going all out to make confident that we acquire the bronze medal.”
The remaining tie between Nigeria and host Cote d’Ivoire will be performed at the very same location immediately after the third-position match.