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Basigi wants more money invested in women’s football

Head Coach of Ghana’s senior female soccer team Yusif Basigi belives women’s football in the country will flourish if a caculated attempt is made to invest more money in the game.

Despite struggling with finances in recent times the women’s league has provided a consistent stream of players that have been inducted into the various national team’s.

The women’s league was singled out as one of the bodies under the umbrella of the GFA who are to benefit from the 17 million USD sponsorship agreement between the GFA and Startimes.

“The League is growing even though we need more to be done.

“The Women’s League Board have done very well to have introduced the league.

“It helps the national teams a lot especially when call ups for competitions have to be done.

“Those that are also called up are usually very familiar with the methods and drills here and that saves the coaching staff a lot of trouble.

Basigi however pointed out that the poor remuneration and a lack of a proper reward system discourages a lot of the women who put in effort and time.

“What we need the most now is motivation,because the finaces of the women’s league is every weak.

“The money aspect must be looke at and worked on,”Basigi told Citi Sports.

Basigi led Ghana to a third placed finish in the 2016 edition of the African Women’s Championship and will be hoping to lead the Queens to the ultimate when Ghana hosts the competiton in 2018.

By: Benjamin Nketsia

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