Yussif Basigi says it’s not an easy group as many want to put it and warns against complacency after the maiden Women’s Champions League Draw.
Few weeks to the start of the maiden edition of CAF’s Women’s Champions League, Hasmal Ladies have been drawn in group A with Wadi Degla from Egypt, AS Mandi from Mali and Malabo Kings from Equatorial Guinea.
Reflecting on the draw, Head Coach Yussif Basigi believes the team had a fair draw but admits it won’t be an easy task.
“It really not easy when you are in a group with Mali, Equatorial Guinea and the host Egypt because Mali’s national team is home based and not too many plying their trade in the diaspora.
Remember Mali knocked us out when we hosted the African Women Championship ( AWCON). Equatorial Guinea were the first nation to break Nigeria’s dominance on the continent and must be truly feared.” He spoke with Takoradi-based West Gold radio.
“As for Egypt, they have their fans behind them since they’re the host. I can confidently say our group is the toughest. I’m surprised people are still making cases for Nigeria and South Africa, yes, but we should we played Nigeria twice and it 1-1 wins, but we won the ultimate.
My girls are confident we will make Ghana and the Western Region proud.I am appealing to companies, individuals to come to our aid because it really not easy. ” He added.
Hasmal will kick off their tournament against Malian side AS Mandi on the 6th of November at the 30th June Stadium in Cairo at 7 p.m. local time.