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Ghana coach Hayford Bashuri speaks ahead of friendly with Kenya’s Harambee Starlets

09:19 GMT+4 05/11/2018
Ghana Black Starlets v Kenya.
The Black Queens arrived in Kenya on Sunday ahead of the build up planned for Wednesday at the Kasarani Stadium from 4pm

Ghana coach Hayford Bashuri believes Kenya will give them a good test as they prepare for the Awcon finals.

The Black Queens arrived in Kenya on Sunday ahead of the friendly scheduled for Wednesday at the Kasarani Stadium, kick-off 4pm. Both teams will be using the build up to prepare for the Awcon that will kick-off on Nov. 17 in Ghana.

Ghana have been paired with Algeria, Mali and Cameroon in Group A while Kenya are in Group B alongside defending champions Nigeria, South Africa and Zambia. Ghana will be seeking to get a win against Kenya, after losing their first friendly 3-2 against Zambia last Saturday.

However, the Black Queens coach Hayford Bashuri is not looking at getting a win but wants to use the friendly to gauge the players ahead of the finals. “We opted to play Kenya because of our good working relationship and also because they will be taking part in the Awcon tournament like we will.

“This friendly match will be good for us to not only gauge the standard of women football in East Africa but to also get in good shape for the tourney.”

Also lined up for the Harambee Starlets is a friendly against Uganda before the team jets out to Ghana on November 14, 2018, in time for the showpiece.

Kenya will be seeking to better their display after losing all matches in the last edition held in Cameroon.