Black Maidens believed in me – Coach Mas-Ud Didi Dramani

The coach is calling on FA officials to intensify their monitoring system that will lead to maintaining a formidable women's team for the future
The bronze winning coach at the Under-17 Women’s World Cup, Mas-Ud Didi Dramani, has patted his girls on the back for believing in his principles that resulted in laurels for Ghana.

He said: “I want to give credit to the girls for accepting to take all the tutelage we gave them. They believed in me and the tutelage and I also believed in them and what we were doing.”

He insists Ghana has a good base to plan for the future after the Azerbaijan feat. The Black Maidens, making their third appearance at the U-17 competition beat Germany 1-0 to finish third last Saturday.

For Dramani, who will return to the domestic league in charge of Asante Kotoko, said the monitoring system in place must be continued.

“The monitoring should not stop now,” Didi Dramani said on the team's arrival in Accra. “We should continue with it [monitoring] and I have a target for the next six years.”

“They will improve but by the next six years when they attain the level of the Black Queens, the fortunes will change.”

The feat which handed them bronze is Ghana's best-ever finish at a FIFA women’s competition and the furthest by any African side at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.

“Our target was to get at least to the second stage but nobody begrudges you if you surpass your initial target and then ask for more,” the Black Maidens coach said.