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AWCON 2018:Black Queens players abandon national duties for greener pastures

Written by Christine Dzakah
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Black Queens camp has been hit with bad news as key players leave camp to join foreign based clubs.

Head Coach, Bashiru Hayford is concerned with these developments as six players have so far left to join clubs in France, Lebanon and Serbia. Among such players are Influential Strikers, Sandra Owusu Ansah and Alice Kusi who joined a Lebanese club.

The latest key players to have left the team are Goalkeeper Keeper, Patricia Mantey and Rosemary Ampong who left yesterday to continue their professional football career in Serbia.

Manager Bashiru Hayford is hopeful that these players will rejoin their colleagues a month before the start of the tournament.

“Because of what has happened to Ghana football, the players are leaving. Six of them are gone to play professional football abroad, even this morning two key ones, Goalkeeper Patricia Mantey and Rosemary Ampong have left for Serbia”

“The ladies are going but we want to keep the team in place and it’s our prayers that we can so we can prepare and build a formidable team”

The team has two months to the start of the event and Coach Bashiru Hayford explained that his side will train in Kumasi for few weeks and leave for a training tour abroad as well as play international friendly matches.