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Soccer News of Saturday, 7 April 2012

Source: - Reggie Tagoe in Treviso, Italy.

Alima Moro hits top form in Italy

Ghanaian female soccer goalkeeper, Alima Moro, who plys her trade in the Italian female soccer league with Trevignano in Treviso has hit tremendous form and is attracting the headlines in the local media.

Now playing for her fourth club since coming to Italy, the Bawku-born who had some playing days in Ghana has made some remarkable progress in Italy. She said in an interview she’s been impressed by the great support from her current coach, the club management, her team mates and the supporters. “Ghana female soccer need encouragement for the players as she sees a big difference the way football is orgnanised in Italy compared to Ghana. “I feel so much pampered by my current club (Trevignano), my coach and team mates. I thank the President of the club, Omar, for the opportunity given me and here to prove what I can do in football”

She praised the man Daniel Mensah (a coach in Ghana) who introduced her to football goalkeeping in Ghana and says his coaching techniques has helped her up to date. Also in Italy, her first coach, Claudio Bertno, who managed her at her first club was a tremendous help, she mentioned.

She says she has forgotten her sad experience in Ghana when she was invited to join the national team, the Black Queens, for a tournament but was abandoned and had to wait in Ghana for a long time whilst her team in Italy was waiting for her. “It’s always my dream to play for the national team and will relish an invitation to do that,” she pointed out.

Speaking of her happiest moment in football, Alima narrated how at one time whilst in Ghana for holidays her club kept ringing her, keen on her to come and sign a new contract. “At the moment I am the number one goalkeeper for Trevignano. Have played 27 matches under which we have won 23, drawn 2 and lost 2. We are separated from the leaders by 3 points with 5 matches more to go. I thank God for my present form and will continue to show my commitment to the club as we work hard for the trophy.”

Soft spoken Alima who is fascinated about dressing, prefers to cut the summer in Italy with Ghanaian costumes when invited for occasions but also says she is so passionate about football and enjoy being in the post. As to what she will do after her playing days in the game she is not sure. “At the moment I have not decided. I leave that to God,” she laughed it off as she laced her boots to join her team mates for a traning session.