Equatorial Guinea’s Malabo Kings faces Ghana’s Hasaacas Ladies at Group A Matchday 1 of the 1st edition of TotalEnergies CAF Women’s Champions League on Friday the 5th of November at 30 June Stadium, Cairo.
This is what the teams’ coaches and players said:
YUSSIF BASIGI – Hasaacas Ladies Coach
“Since we knew about this tournament, we started the preparations. We are here to demonstrate why we are champions. We started preparing the players physically and psychologically two months ago to reach another level on both sides.
“I’ve been a women’s football coach for 18 years now, so it makes me so proud to have Women’s Champions League in Africa, and it’s another feeling to be part of it as well being an advocate talking about women’s rights in Africa to have their own champions league.
“I expect all teams to be tough because they are all champions just like us. So, we need to respect all of our opponents to be more successful.
“Egypt has always been the right direction to organize important event, so organizing this is the right decision”.
POKUAA MILOT ABENA – Hasaacas Ladies Forward
“The staff has been motivating and preparing us for the tournament. We want to be champions, to win the title and go back to our country, that’s our main purpose and nothing else.
“I plan to be named ‘Woman of The Match’ in this tournament with determination and hard work, but helping my team comes in the first place”.
RUBEN GARCIA GALLEGO – Malabo Kings Coach
“We are very delighted with this experience. I urge my team to enjoy every moment of it. We are here to fight to the end of the tournament. We aim to take it step by step and we can surprise everyone and be in the final”.
SALOME NKE NOAH GHYSLAINE – Malabo Kings Defender
“I’m very proud to be in Egypt and participate in this tournament and my teammates feel the same. This shows caring of women’s football in Africa and hopefully we can reflect this in our match tomorrow”.
“It’s wiser for us to think about each match on its own. We came here to win like everyone else, and we have the respect for all the other teams”.
Credit: CAF Online