Head coach of the Black Queens, Bashiru Hayford has explained why he has assembled two different squads for the female senior national team.
The Black Queens are preparing for the 2018 African Women Championship to be staged in Ghana and the former Asante Kotoko boss has set up two different set of teams to economise the energy of the players.
“I am happy with the players so far, I think we need to economise their strength and energies,” Hayford said in an interview with AshFM.
The Queens are wrapping up preparations for AWCON with a nationwide tour the best way to get players fully prepared for the competition is to have all players in camp.
Last week they were in Kumasi and this week they touched base in Techiman to engage Ampem Darkoa ladies in a friendly game which ended 1-1 after 90 minutes.
“We have a bigger task ahead of us so it is important to reserve some energy. That’s why I have two teams. One set plays a game /half and the other set for another game.”He told Kumasi based radio station AshFM .
With less than 6 weeks to the big tournament,Coach Bash and his charges would be looking to intensify preparations as the clock ticks for the defending champions of the WAFU to face the rest of the 7 African countries in Ghana.