Head Coach of Ghana’s female national Cricket team, Kodam Kofi Anefie is optimistic that Cricket in Ghana has a good future.
This comes at the backdrop of the performance of the ladies at the recently held ACC/NWA Women’s tournament in Achimota.
4 countries, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Gambia and host Ghana, battled it out in the second edition of 3 day, T20 tournament, which was eventually defended by Sierra Leone via NRR.
The success of the tourney however, can be attributed to the competitive but rather good sportsmanship exhibited by the ladies from all 4 countries.
Kodam who was speaking after the ACA/NWA Women’s tournament says, this can be achieved with the support of the media and ICC.
“Female cricket has a future in Ghana and we can go far by ICC support. There is a pathway for Cricket to be a Career in this part of Africa, and I believe if we take it seriously. And this will be from the support of the Media as well because we cannot do it alone. So if we take it serious, we will go far.”
Cricket has seen massive growth in African countries like South Africa, who are Full members in ICC and it is believed that Ghana will get to that level.
Anefie, who guided the Senior National Cricket men’s team to win the ICC World Africa division 2 in 2016, also guided the female team to a runner’s up berth with the able support of Samson Awe Awiah (national player) who was appointed later to help in the technical direction.