“I’m ok with any national team role’’ –  Yusif Basigi

Former national women U-20 gaffer and head coach of Women Premier League side Hasaacas Ladies says he is comfortable with any role given to him by the Executive Committee of the Ghana Football Association (GFA).

The veteran women’s football coach was appointed back in May 2021 as an assistant coach of the Ghana national under-23 football team following a reshuffle that saw massive movements across the various national teams.

Despite, a call on the GFA by many Ghanaian football lovers especially those within the female football circles to reconsider the appointment of the 4-time women’s premier league winner to the Black Meteors, it has fallen on deaf ears.

Speaking to Metro Sport’s Kwawu victor, the 50–year-old said ‘’ I’m ok with any role given to me by the Executive Committee of GFA, in fact, it is their duty to appoint and there is nothing l can do.’’

‘’My duty is to coach but I’m sure they know why they’ve done those appointments’’

‘Talking about Hasaacas Ladies, it’s a new team altogether with many new faces but they’re not novices to the women’s premier league, you know ten of our players have been sold to clubs in Turkey, Sweden among others, we are building a new team gradually’’

Yusif Basigi, was born on 1st March 1972 at Daboya in the Savannah region. At a tender age, he developed interest in football but started playing oficially as a left-winger with Tamale Road Masters. He moved abroad to play for Racin Club – Bobo, Burkina Faso and later returned home to play for Police National in Takoradi.

Basigi started taking his coaching badges in 2003 during Ben Koufie’s 5-year Football Development Plan. He attended several basic coaching training courses and seminars where he attained his licenses – CAF Licence ‘C, B’ and A. He has a diploma in Education from the Bagabaga Teacher Training College and a degree in Health, Physical Training and Recreation from the University of Education, Winneba.

His hard work and dedication to football gained him the necessary recognition in 2015/2016 when he was adjudged SWAG Coach of the year. He was later honoured by the Ghana Education Service for his exemplary role in the development and promotion of girls’ soccer in the Western Region Schools Sports Federation. Basigi has had the opportunity to handle the Black Queens as an assistant coach from 2011 – 2013, moved to head Coach from 2013 to 2017.

Achievements

Qualified Black Princesses to Women’s U-20 World Cup, France 2018

Won Gold for Black Queens at 2015 All African Games Competition, Congo Brazzaville

Coached Hasaacas Ladies to win the National Women League, 2011/2012 and 2013/2014

Won 2013 western region coach of the year

Coached Hassaacas Ladies to win Victoria Gasteiz Cup in Spain in 2009

Won western region most outstanding performing coach in 2007

Led Hasaacas Ladies to Kassel-Vellma tournament in Frankfort Germany in 2006

Won gold in the second cycle regional girls SOCcer competition in 2004 and 2005

Coached under 15 boy’s football team to win gold in 2000

Won SVWAG 41st Edition Coach of the Year award 2015

Fifa Fitness Course 2016 September

One month attachment as head coach of ZFK Napredak Krusevac – Serbia (Female Football Club) from
4th May to 30th May 2017

Coach Black Princesses to participate in the Fifa U-20 Women’s World Cup France 2018

Coaching Attachment in ATS Buntentor e.V. at Bremen – Germany from 17th October to 30th November
2018.

Won Gold in the maiden edition of the normalization special competition organized by GFA Normalization
Committee, April, 2019.

 

 

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