Former Ghana coach Basigi sure of African Women Cup of Nations success on home soil

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The erstwhile Black Queens coach believes home advantage could help the side conquer the continent for the first time

Former Ghana women's coach Yussif Basigi is confident in the team's chances of winning the Africa Women Cup of Nations in December. 

The Black Queen are set to play at the 11th edition of the continental championship on home soil after finishing third in the last gathering in Cameroon

 hree-time losing finalists, the West Africans are hoping to exorcise their devils this time around. 

“I am very confident they can win it," Basigi told Ghanasportsonline.

"I know most of the ladies. I’ve worked with them before. The team I know can deliver.

“The likes of Nigeria, Cameroon, South Africa and the rest will all be coming with the aim of winning the competition.

“But I believe as hosts, we have a little edge over them because we will get the home support, which should motivate the players.

“I am very optimistic they can make history this time around.

“Two years ago, we were close, only to lose to the hosts Cameroon in the semifinals.”

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The championship is set to run between November 17 and December 1.

Basigi, who led Ghana at the 2016 tournament, quit the team in January this year for a new challenge in Denmark

 

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