Friday, September 9, 2011

Conditioning and Tactical Discipline Is The Key to Ghana's Success-Coach Dadzie

Head coach of the National Under-19 team, the Black Princesses, Kuuku Dadzie has said that his side overcame Zimbabwe in the second group match of the female category of the 10th All Africa Games in Maxaquene, Mozambique due to good conditioning and tactical discipline.
The Black Princesses came from a lone goal down to win the game by 2-1, which grants them automatic qualification to the semi finals of the competition.
Kuuku Dadzie in an interview with GNA Sports after the match, said his charges won the first match with a late minute goal and repeated the same on Thursday, when they played Zimbabwe, which is an indication of their superior physical fitness.
He said the team also demonstrated much tactical discipline in both games, hence their entry into the semi-finals of the competition with a 100 percent record.
Coach Dadzie said even though they have qualified, they have one more game to deal with, adding that he will use the match to test his preparations for the next stage of the competition.
The coach added that his team approached the two matches with the right mental discipline and this also accounted for their success so far in the competition.
"We did not underrate any opponent in the competition, we saw each opponent as a threat and approached the match with the needed seriousness.
"Our survival in the competition is a result of our seriousness and it is the same attitude we are going to use for the remaining matches, because we are bent on making a significant impact". He said.
Coach Dadzie said having qualified for the semi-finals, the girls are now more confident of moving further to the finals and possibly win the gold medal.
"We are one step away from the finals and all we need to do is work hard to win our semi-final game, because we have eyes firmly fixed on the ultimate". He added.
The Princess will next take on South Africa on Sunday at the same venue to round up their group matches in the competition.

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