Victorious Black Maidens need to improve at the World Cup - Coach Didi Dramani

Ghana beat Korea in the opening World Cup game

Ghana beat Korea in the opening World Cup game

By Ameenu Shardow

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Coach Mas-Ud Dramani says the Ghana U17 women’s team need to improve despite their impressive opening at the 2014 World Cup in Costa Rica.

The Black Maidens posted an impressive 2-0 win over Korea DPR in their opening Group B game on Saturday.

Goals from Jane Ayieyam and Sandra Owusu Ansah saw Ghana shoot to the top of the group with Canada and Germany playing to a 2-2 draw in the other group match.

Coach Dramani who led the side to a historic bronze medal feat in the last edition of the tournament however believes there is more room for improvement despite their impressive opening.

“I kept vigil to watch the game and after I sent them an e-mail of my observations,” he told Metro FM.

“I believe they did very well but I told them to focus and not let this win get into their heads.

“They must live with this consciousness and keep working very hard.

“There is still a lot of work to be done.”

Ghana will be taking on tournament favourites Germany in their next group game on Tuesday.


  1. oboynascodwe says:

    Keep quiet didi what have you done for kotoko in Africa.

  2. kwabena says:

    In fact the team lacks cohesion as well the support for each other, that is, running into spaces for pass. I did not see any formation or the shape from the Black Maidens play. They appeared to be playing what we normally term as ‘bom bom’. Sometimes I wonder what these Ghanaian coaches have been teaching our national teams. Ghana use to play passing game better that what we have been seeing with Barcelona FC. The Ghanaian player in addition to their passing game also has the skills. Gone are the days where you see Ghanaian players most of the time scoring from the 18-box. I remember those days it was always difficult to dispossess a Ghanaian midfielder off the ball. I watched Razak in one of BS match and he never gave a wrong pass neither did he lose a ball without the opponent committing foul throughout the 90mins. One would have thought that the Ghanaian coaches who witnessed this styles will be able to improve on this in our national teams and add also the western style but our local coaches are even worse cooperate. We seem to have lost our root in everything being it football, music, culture, I mean everything and this is pathetic.

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