By Patrick Akoto
Ghana Under-20 female team have arrived in Azerbaijan, aware that their journey to success has begun.
The team completed a two-week training exercise in Germany on Tuesady where they played series of friendly matche to fine-tune ahead of the world showpiece.
Head coach Mas-ud Didi Dramani and his troops have made their intention of going past the knockout phase in their third appearance at Baku clear.
The Asante Kotoko trainer has an array of talents at his disposal who can cause damage for any team in the world and he is positive on the future prospect of his young charges at the biannual tournament.
“I believe women’s football in Ghana has a great future. We need to continue developing the sport, but that is taking place throughout Africa,” Dramani said.
“Qualifying for Azerbaijan will act as a motivating factor, and the exposure will boost women’s football.
“The team will be seen as role models and does a lot towards changing perceptions that the sport is for boys. Women play football at every level and on every corner.”
The team has been boosted by the arrival of highly-rated defender Naomi Anima who failed to secure a German entry visa ahead of the training tour in the European country.
Ghana will open their campaign against Germany on September 23 before they battle Uruguay and China in their final group match.