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Basigi shocked to lose Ghana women's job

18:12 GMT+3 07/06/2017
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The coach says he does not understand why he has been relieved of his duties

Immediate-past coach of Ghana's national women's outfit Yusif Basigi is surprised to have had his reign brought to an abrupt end by the football association.

The ex-Secondi Hasaacas coach saw his national job handed to Mas-Ud Didi Dramani in May, five months after leading the Black Queens to claim bronze at the 2016 African Women's Championship in Cameroon.

A year earlier, the 51-year-old led the Queens to glory at the All-Africa Games in Congo.

“How can a cup-winning coach be sacked? I don’t just understand," Basigi told Footballmadeinghana.

“I cannot tell why this has to happen but I have taken it normal, maybe they [GFA] will give me a new team to handle.

“The ministry still owes us $12,000 after we won the all Africa Games in Congo in 2015.

“They promised us $25,000 but they have only paid $13,000.

“The girls have been calling me, always asking when the money will come.”

Basigi, by his dismissal, has seen his dreams of leading Ghana to the 2018 African championship as hosts dashed.