Postponement of Women Champions League qualifier a blessing in disguise – Yusif Basigi
Head coach of Women Premier League and FA Cup champions, Hasaacas Ladies says that the postponement of the CAF Champions League qualifier is a blessing in disguise as it will give them more time to prepare.
The Qualifiers have been moved from July 15 to 30, 2021 and has been rescheduled to be held from July 24 to August 5, 2021 at Abidjan, Ivory Coast.
It is being reported that CAF is yet to release funding for the tournament for its organization hence the postponement.
Speaking in an interview on the postponement of the competition, Yusif Basigi said the change in date is a blessing for his team.
“The change of date for me is a blessing in disguise because some of my players have some knocks that we are working on so right now that we have a week more, they will be fit for the competition so yes it is a blessing in disguise for me.”, he told Happy FM.
“ I have monitored our first opponent (River Angels). They are not a bad side but trust Hasaacas Ladies because we are equally good so they won’t find it easy with us the same way we won’t find it easy with them because they are a good side.”
“For me, every team is a good team. I learned we have about three Ghanaians in the Niger team so it means they are doing well. Personally, I am ready for every team. I won’t change my approach because any approach I use against River Angels will be the same that I will use throughout.”
Basigi has set a target of reaching the maiden edition of the tournament which will be held in Egypt.
“Our automatic goal is to qualify for the main competition in Egypt. At the end of the competition, it will be Hasaacas Ladies and another club that will qualify.”
The team have been camping and training at the Ghanaman Soccer Center for Excellence in Prampram.