Black Queens depart for Germany friendly on Wednesday

The Black Queens will leave Accra on Wednesday morning to Paderborn, Germany for a friendly against the German Women’s national team on Friday, July 22.

The delegation who are expected to leave Accra at dawn on Wednesday will be led by management committee chairperson, Madam Leanier Addy and coach Yusif Basigi and his technical team.

The friendly will be beneficial for both national teams as Germany prepares for the Olympics next month in Rio de Janeiro, where they will face Zimbabwe, Australia and Canada in the group stage.

Doris Fitschen, the Manager of Germany’s national team said in an interview,that  “Ghana was our first-choice opponents because we desperately wanted to test ourselves against an African team to round up our preparation for the Olympics… Their style of play is very similar to our first opposition at the games, Zimbabwe.”

The Black Queens, however, are also preparing for a tournament themselves.

In November and December they will be one of eight teams competing in the Africa Women Cup of Nations.

The tournament will be hosted by Cameroon as the Black Queens make their 11th appearance in history.

Of the 23 original players invited to the training camp last week, only 18 will make the trip Nto Germany.

Source: GFA

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