Black Queens coach Bashir Hayford apologises to Ghanaians over utterances

Bashir Hayford was in the news for the wrong reason after the Black Queens 2-1 defeat to Mali on Tuesday.


The senior female national football team of Ghana were handed a 2-1 defeat in the ongoing Africa Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) to put the hosts chances of qualifying for the knockout stage in doubts.

Hayford following the defeat against Mali lost his cool after a journalist questioned his tactical approach to the game.

Ahead of Ghana’s decider against Cameroon in their final group A clash, he has apologized for his utterances.

“I will like to apologise for what happened on Tuesday. Sometimes I become very irritating or emotional and it is natural because it is reflex action. When you want to sneeze, nobody can stop you to sneeze because it is a reflex action. I was very sorry for that but the words the guy used I have checked again and I think you people should tell him I don’t deserve that word that he used one me. When you say a bank is bankrupt it means it’s empty so if someone who is about 26 or 30 years telling me who has coached for 30 years and in my fourth national assignment that I’m empty, naturally I will react”, he said.

He also appealed to Ghanaians to come in their numbers on Friday to support the Black Queens who will go up against the free-scoring Cameroon side.

He assured Ghanaians that her charges will sacrifice everything for victory tomorrow which will put them in place for qualification to the semi-finals.

“The crowd is what we need for victory. Any country that has advanced is due to the home support and the way they support the team. The impact is great because when they see the crowd they know that all of them are behind them and so they want to deliver”, he said.

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