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2024 WAFCON Qualifiers: Black Queens urged to eschew complacency against Rwanda

President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Kurt Edwin Simeon-Okraku has urged the Black Queens to eschew complacency ahead of their return leg of the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Rwanda.

The Queens who demolished their opponents in Kigali with a resounding 7-0 victory on last week Friday will host the return leg today in Accra, Ghana.

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The game is scheduled for 4pm at the Accra Sports Stadium.

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Ahead of the clash, Mr. Okraku visited the Black Queens at their camping base in Accra and urged them to go all out for the kill.

“I will say ayekoo to you for the sacrifices and the good work you are doing towards Ghana’s qualification. If you are a member of this family, I am sure you are already proud of yourself. Ghana is appreciative and proud of what you’re doing and that should be your first line of satisfaction.

“Let’s be focused and maintain the good team spirit that we have – because that is the only way we can make it” President Simeon-Okraku added.

According to him, the mission of the FA is to make the “Nation great and strong. We want to restore the pride of the country. We want to return to the times when Ghana qualified for the World Cup and the Black Queens showed up.”

He added “What I see here is a national team made up of a group of ladies who are committed towards our country, Ghana” stressing “Your FA and the government is committed towards what you’re doing and will continue to support what you’re doing.”

President Simeon-Okraku reminded the team of the pending mission, admonished them to be disciplined to enable them achieved the goal.

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“We have a clear mission to go back to the AFCON and to win an AFCON trophy. I have no doubt we have the right levels of talent to make it all the way, but talent alone is not enough”.

The President applauded the effort of the team while assuring them of the unflinching support of the Football Association, the government and the football fraternity.

President Simeon-Okraku was accompanied by Director of National team’s Department, Alex Asante Sakyi, Chairperson of the Black Queens management committee Habiba Attah Forson and staff of the Ghana Football Association.

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