The Black Princesses of Ghana after securing their sixth qualification to the FIFA U-20 World Cup met the Vice President of Ghana, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia at the Jubilee house on Tuesday, 5th April 2022.
Ghana inflicted a 5-1 aggregate defeat to the Ethiopian opposition having beaten them away from home with a 3-0 scoreline in Addis Ababa.
Dr. Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia congratulate the team and urged them to lift the flag of national high.
"You ladies have done a yeoman's Job by qualifying to your 6th successive World Cup and I charge you ladies to break all barriers and go for the ultimate in Costa Rica"-he stated.
"With what you exhibited through out the qualification, I strongly believe you will go pass the group stages and push for the trophy”-he added.
He said the Government was really committed to supporting the women in sports to realize their potential both on and off the pitch.
President of Ghana Football Association, Kurt Okraku who led the delegation also congratulated the ladies and express his delight to see Women's football win.
“This will be the sixth time the Princesses will be at the World Cup. We will continue to invest in the Women’s sport and we will not discourage you to stop investing because that is the only way we can bring out the super talents and allow the dreams of our young generation to see the light of day.”
“We are here to celebrate the qualification to the World Cup and so we will be back in camp preparing for the World Cup. We have been to the World Cup on five occasions and we have not gone pass the group stage. The commitment of this group is to go beyond the group stage and do better than they used to.”
“That dream can only become a reality if your Excellency continue to support the girls and I believe that for what you have already shown, you will not renege on supporting our Black Princesses to go all the way to Costa Rica to make themselves and our nation proud’’ he added.
Head Coach, Ben Fokuo took advantage of the meeting to express his profound gratitude to the entire team for fighting hard to qualify.
"I want to say a big thank you to the Vice President Dr. Bawumia, GFA President Kurt Okraku and the entire technical and playing body for tolling hard to secure the 6th appearance at the Wolrd Cup."
He also promised to make it out of the group stages and called for a massive support from all.
The tournament, which takes place in two Cities, San Jose and Alajuela, is expected to commence on August 10, with the final coming off on August 28
Ghana and Nigeria will represent the African continent at the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup 2022 in Costa Rica.
By: Ayishatu Zakaria Ali