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Yusif Basigi re-appointed as Black Princesses coach 20 months after disengagement

Yusif Basigi is back in charge of the Ghana U-20 female national team, the Black Princesses, for a second term after nearly 20 months (19 and 23 days) of being disengaged.

In an April 22, 2021 announcement, the Ghana Football Association (GFA) surprisingly dumped the proven women’s football specialist who had successfully held the post since July 2017 and replaced him with Ben Fokuo.

Black Princesses: Ben Fokuo replaces Basigi as head coach

While many expected Basigi to return as head coach of the Black Queens (where he once served as an assistant coach from 2011-2013 before moving to head coach from 2013-2017), he was instead sent to the Black Meteors (male U-23s) as one of two assistants to Paa Kwasi Fabin.

Now the Sekondi Hasaacas Ladies coach (from 2013 to date) has been brought back to guide the Black Princesses in representing Ghana at the 13th African Games scheduled for Accra in August 2023.

Basigi was the boss when the Black Queens won gold at the 2015 African Games in Congo Brazzaville.

The 4-time Ghana Women’s Premier League-winning coach will be assisted by Ampem Darkoa Ladies Coach Nana Adarkwa and Anita Owiredu for this second spell at Black Princesses.

New-look Black Princesses Technical Team:

Head Coach – Yusif Basigi

Assistant Coach – Nana A. Darkwa

Assistant Coach – Anita Wiredu

Goalkeepers’ Trainer – Raymond Fenny

Team Doctor – Mabel Aboah

Physiotherapist – Asabea Opare

Nurse – Susie Djoleto

Welfare Officer – Aisha Amoako Denteh Bukari

Equipment Officer – Genevieve Clottey

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