Ghana’s Black Maidens will likely be in motion right this moment as they welcome the Young Atlas Lionesses of Morocco within the first leg last spherical of qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup on the Accra Sports Stadium at 3pm.
Whereas the Black Maidens pursue a seventh look on the world showpiece slated for India in October, the Young Atlas Lionesses are chasing a ticket to make a maiden look.
This is the second time the 2 nations are assembly within the qualifiers.
The first expertise was a nightmare for the Moroccans as they have been thrashed 10-0 by the Maidens on their solution to the 2016 World Cup in Jordan.
The Ghanaians have gone previous this stage of their final six makes an attempt, presenting a dicey problem for the Moroccans who’re at this stage for simply the second time of their historical past.
The first time was a run-up to the 2018 World Cup the place the misplaced 6-1 on mixture to South Africa; denying them a primary World Cup look.
Head Coach of the Black Maidens, Baba Nuhu has set a goal to transcend this stage of the qualifiers and match the feat of the Azerbaijan 2012 facet that made it to the semifinals or past.
That will certainly current the Moroccans with a tall hurdle to clear.
Coach Nuhu advised the media yesterday that the staff has not rested on their oars since placing Guinea to the sod.
“Coming to this stage of the qualifiers is not easy so once Morocco have made it to this stage,it means they are a worthy side. We’ll show them respect and di exactly what we have to do to qualify.”
The Moroccans whitewashed Niger 18-0 on mixture en path to this stage.
That, in response to Baba Nuhu needs to be sufficient to ship shivers down the backbone of any opponent.
The Young Atlas Lionesses are not any strangers to educate Nuhu, having performed the facet in a world pleasant sport on the venue for right this moment’s match in February 2022; a match the Maidens gained 3-0.
For the Moroccans who first entered the competitors in 2013 however withdrew after being paired towards South Sudan within the first spherical, they’re making ready to go away a mark on the competitors this time round with some heavy funding within the girls’s sport.
In 2020, Morocco was paired within the second spherical towards South Africa however because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the competitors was cancelled.