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23.07.2004 Football News

Preview: Queens To Win 20-O?

By Graphic
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The head coach of the Black Queens, John Eshun, has assured Ghanaians to expect another goal harvest when they host Guinea in a return encounter of their Africa Women's Championship qualifier at the Accra Stadium tomorrow.

“We're looking forward to beating them about 20-0 this time for records, sake”, he declared. He said apart from the record purposes, the Queens are bent on recording a wider margin tomorrow in order to put the fear of God in future opponents.

“If we win by a wider margin, it will make other teams respect us the more as we prepare for the fourth Africa Women's Championship in South Africa in September,” Coach Eshun empasised.

He disclosed that though the Ghanaian players would be tempted to relax after registering 13-0 in the first leg match in Conakry a fortnight ago, they had been advised to o all out tomorrow.

Talking to the Graphic Sports yesterday afternoon while the Queens prepared • Continued from page 1 for their second training session of the day, the veteran coach said the Queens' determination to go for a bigger win was informed by the Guineans' bluff that they are going to beat the Ghanaians 14-0 in Accra.

“We were infuriated by the Guineans' 14-0 prediction on arrival here last Wednesday. They did the same thing in Conakry when we arrived there which did not help them. It's unfortunate they've decided to repeat the same mistake here.”

According to the Queens' trainer, the Guineans tried unsuccessfully to play a psychological game in the first leg by vowing to avenge the 18-0 aggregate defeat suffered by their predecessors in 1997 prior to the match.

Coach Eshun who is having his first assignment with the Queens after taking over from Oko Aryee a few months back hinted that the team to feature tomorrow will not be different from the one which massacred their West african neighbours in the away match.

In that case, a possible line-up of Memunatu Sulemana, Justina Tetteh, Mavis Danso, Amina Ibrahim, Patricia Ofori, US-based Elizabeth Baidu, Gloria Ofori, Florence Okoe, Akua Anokyewaa, playmaker Adwoa Bayor and Memuna Darko will start tomorrow's game.

Young striker, Anita Mordeku, substitute goalkeeper Fati Mohammed and others who also tasted action in the first leg can be guaranteed a second half action, at least.

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