Soccer News of Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Source: Daily Graphic

Maidens host Equatorial Guinea Friday

Ghana’s under-17 female football team, the Black Maidens will get their 2014 Women's World Cup (WWC) qualifying campaign back into gear with a game against Equatorial Guinea in Accra on Friday.

The Maidens, who strolled into the second round of the qualifiers after Congo pulled out of their first round tie, will have to be at their best to edge out Equatorial Guinea to be able to dream of a ticket to Costa Rica next year.

The Maidens have had a quiet preparation towards this match, but head Coach Evans Adotey believes his girls are ready for the tough task ahead.

"Equatorial Guinea women's football has been on the ascendency and only last week, their Under-20 side beat Cote d'Ivoire 4-0 in Abidjan in a similar WWC qualifier.

"We are aware of the threat they pose and have prepared adequately for the tough challenge ahead. We are not taking anything for granted," Coach Adotey told the Graphic Sports.

The likes of strikers Jane Ayieyam, Alberta Ahialey who were part of the team that won bronze in Azerbaijan last year, are still in the team and will be expected, to use their experience and their scoring instinct to get the desired results of a comprehensive win for the Maidens.