Black Princesses Coach Yusif Basigi dreams of winning the FIFA Under-20 women’s World Cup

Published on: 31 January 2018

Head Coach of the Black Princesses of Ghana, Yussif Basigi says he has dreams of winning the FIFA under-20 Women’s World Cup but won’t be in a haste of setting an over ambitious target ahead of the global showpiece.

The Black Princesses qualified for the World Cup in France later this year after thrashing Cameroon 4-1 on aggregate, following a 3-0 second leg victory in Cape Cost on Sunday.

Ghana awaits her opponents in the group stages with the draw set for March 8th this year.

“The point is, until you come out with a strategic plan, when you set a target you might be over ambitious,” he told Happy FM.

“So yes, first we have to plan and at a point when the draw is made and you find out your opponents, that’s when you are able to set a definite target,” he added.

“After the draw, you can assess your opponents, plan around them and identify how far you can go but until you do all that, you can’t just set a target of winning the trophy,”

“Personally, I have dreams of getting to the finals and winning the competition but for now I can just say I will win it. I have to come up with a strategic plan after the draw is made so I can set a target for the competition.”

The Princesses have failed to progress beyond the group stages in the previous editions, including bowing out in the first round in Papua New Guinea last two years.

The FIFA under 20 women’s world cup will begin on August 5 and end on the 24th of the same month in France.

By Lukman Evergreen Mumin