A member of the Cape Coast Venue Organizing Committee for the Womens African Cup of Nation (AWCON), Amy Fynn Thompson is expecting Ghanas Black-maidens in the ongoing FIFA Under-17 World Cup to play well and emerge better than before.
According to Ms. Thompson, who is also an advocate for female sports, the only time the Ghanaian side seemed to have done well was in 2012, when they got Bronze medals. Afterwards, they were never impressive till date.
Speaking on A1 Radio’s late afternoon Sport programme, Whats the Score with Humu Khrusum Tahiru, Ms. Thompson acknowledged that, a win for Ghana wont come so easily in the midst of apparently tough competing nations such as Brazil, England and North-Korea.
She however added that; the Black-maidens could be victorious if the players would obey Coach Augustine Evans Adoteys instructions; describing him as one who is conversant with women’s football.
The Venue Organizing Committee member of AWCON, advised the team to go into the competition with a winning mentality and not focus on immediate gains.
“They should concentrate on the International exposure that the World Cup platform affords them and build their careers on it.” She added.
Responding to the question of problems bedeviling Women’s Football in Ghana, the Venue Organizing Committee Member was quick to point out apathy on the part of football lovers. She says the lack of enthusiasm in Women’s Football is a demotivating factor to the players. Too much prominence is accorded Men’s Soccer at the neglect of the ladies.
Using herself as an example, Ms. Thompson said I cant remember the last time I paid money to go watch Men’s Football at a stadium. You know what I stand for. Let us call for equal opportunities. It may not change overnight but gradually, we will get there.
Source a1radioonline.com /P.K. Fordjour / 101.1MHz /Ghana