Coach Yusif Basigi reiterates – “The right back is not Ernestina Abambila’s position”.

Coach Yusif Basigi reiterates – “The right back is not Ernestina Abambila’s position”.

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According to current head coach of Black Princesses, Yusif Basigi, Ernestina Abambila is more comfortable when played in the middle contrary to her being played at right back position under former Black Princesses coach, Mas-Ud Didi Dramani.

Coach Yusif Basigi who switched roles recently with Coach Didi Dramani on the Black Queens and Black Princesses jobs claims the 2017-18 UEFA Women’s Champions League campaigner is much more comfortable when played in the middle of the park, but can also be utilised anywhere at the back four positions.

Ernestina Abambila vrs South Africa

Ernestina Abambila vrs South Africa

Ernestina Abambila who joined Belarus giants, ZFK Minsk August 2017 played all four of the Black Princesses games at the 2016 FIFA Female Youth World Cup at Papua New Guinea at the right back position under former coach Mas-Ud Didi Dramani – the decision met opposition from the press and those who have followed the young lady.

Coach Maud Khumalo and Coach Yusif Basigi

Coach Maud Khumalo and Coach Yusif Basigi

Recently in an international friendly encounter against France, Mas-Ud Didi Dramani used Abambila at the right back position for which many thought there are natural right backs in the National Women’s League that can do better at the position and the former Sekondi Hasaacas Ladies should be played in the middle – Ghana got mauled by 8:0.

Speaking to spicefmonline.com’s Sports Reporter, George Duah after Friday’s friendly against South Africa, Coach Yusif Basigi who nurtured the Diabene Senior High School Graduate claimed she’s never that good at right back, but in midfield.

“That’s not her position, I handled Ernestina Abambila from infancy so I know where she plays better, for the right back, may be the coach has a problem and wanted to use her there. But Abambila plays comfortably in the middle and can also be an alternative for any of the back four positions” – Yusif Basigi told spicefmonline.com.

Ernestina Abambila starred in midfield alongside Ampem Darkoa’s Grace Asantewaa and Grace Acheampong against Kenya in a 10:1 on aggregate win and against the South Africans in the yesterday’s[Friday] friendly.

Coach Yusif Basigi was first seen with Ernestina Abambila somewhere 2011 – they both were part of the Sekondi Hasaacas Ladies team that clinched the maiden National Women’s League in the 2012-13 season.

By: George Duah

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