Ghana U-17 female hockey team promise to shine in Algeria

Ghana U-17 female hockey team promise to shine in Algeria

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Coach Abass Ramatu, head coach of the Ghana Youth Female team has assured  Ghanaians of good performance as they determine to strive for the sole African ticket.

This, she said, would enable them to participate in the Youth Olympics Games scheduled for Buenos Aires in Argentina.

“Our main aim is to clinch the ultimate trophy and qualify to participate in the Youth Olympics Games scheduled for Argentina in October this year”, she stated.

She said: “We are going with the best squad. We are happy to be part of the Algiers tournament and with the preparations so far, we know we will not disappoint the nation”.

She, however, appealed for the nation’s support to motivate the players to excel.

Nine players and three technical men of the national U-17 female hockey team flew to Algeria on Sunday July 15 to participate in a five-a -side Hockey Youth Olympics qualifier with a firm assurance of picking the sole ticket to represent Africa in the Olympics Games slated for Buenos Aires in Argentina between October 6 and 18, 2018.

The players who made the trip were skipper Esther Nunoo (goalkeeper), Eleanor Otoo (GRA Ladies), Gbati Asana, Charity Akoto (Extinguishers Ladies), Gifty Addae, Hagiet Copson (Real Ambassadors Ladies), Rafiatu Okine, Rachael Quayson (Ark Ladies) and Rebecca Donkor (Extinguishers Ladies).

The contingent was led by the team manager, Irene Yarboi, with head coach, Abass Ramatu, and her assistant, Salya Nsalbini, as the other officials.

The 10-day Africa Youth Games, which pushed off on Wednesday July 18, 2018 saw the female national hockey team playing against their counterparts from the host country Algeria. They will face Namibia, Nigeria, Zimbabwe and South Africa.

Meanwhile, the beach volley ball team of Ghana defeated their Niger counterparts 2-1 in their first game and they are poised for hounours.

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