Coach of Ghana’s Black Queens, Yusif Basigi, says home advantage for the Cameroonians played a huge part in their victory over the Queens in the semi final of the ongoing Women’s AFCON.
Host nation, Cameroon, defeated Ghana 1-0 courtesy a Raissa Feudjio goal in the 71st minute, to deny the Black Queens a place in the final.
In his post match comments, Yusif Basigi said the result may have been different, if the game had been played at a different venue.
“If you look at the euphoria in town, I don’t think the men will even have got better support. If the game was played on a neutral ground it would have been a different ball game altogether, because they were really scared of us.”
“I will commend the Cameroonians because of the massive support that they had.”
He however expressed disappointment at the lack of protection from the referee for Queen’s goalkeeper Nana Ama Asantewaa in the build up to the goal.
“If you look at the goal, even though I am not disputing it, our goalkeeper was not protected.
There were about three occasions where the goalkeeper was attacked together with the ball without any protection. And this put the ladies in a corner, in that the felt unprotected.”
Ghana will now face South Africa’s Banyana Banyana in the 3rd place playoff on Friday while Nigeria and Cameroon will contest the final on Saturday.
By: Daniel Koranteng/citifmonline.com/Ghana');