The coach of Ghana’s U20 female team has rubbished Namibia’s U-20 coach Jacqueline Shipanga over allegations that the West Africans are age cheats.
Robert Sackey launched a scathing rebuttal at Shipanga’s claims that several players of the Black Princesses are age cheats.
Ghana thrashed Namibia 10-0 over two legs in the qualifying for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup but Shipanga accused striker Florence Dadson of being an age cheat.
But Sackey has hit back at the Namibia coach saying that she is a ‘bad loser’ and questioned her credentials as a competent coach.
“I’m so surprised by her claims. She is a bad loser,” Sackey told Ghana Football, the GFA’s official newspaper.
“A coach is supposed to know the background of his opposing players and I’m surprised she doesn’t even know the background of the players of the [Black] Princesses.
“If she knew she would not have made this funny and strange claims because she would have known that these are players that didn’t just appear with new passports to play for Ghana.
“She is just crying over spilt milk.
“These are players who have been playing for Ghana at different age groups.
Sackey says the players Dadson is a player who is known by FIFA has she has played for her country since she was a child.
“Take Florence (Dadson) for instance, she claims Florence is 15 years which is a lie. Florence is 20 now and this is not a secret.
“She has played for the Damsels and the Maidens and her records are there to prove her age.
“She played at the last World Cup in Germany two years ago when she was 18.
“She’s 20 now and the rule permits her to play in the competition this year and can only be ruled out next year.
“The right age to go to the university in the United States is 18 and Florence went there two years ago when she was 18.”
Ghana will play South Africa in the second qualifying round of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup as they chase one of the continent’s two places in the finals to be hosted by Japan.
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