Ghana’s Black Queens and Police Ladies shot stopper Fafali Dumehasi has asked Ghanaians to put the debacle of the just ended African Women’s Cup Of Nations (AWCON) behind them and look into the future positively.
Ghana suffered a first round shocking exit from the tournament they were highly tipped to win. Fafali, an unused sub during the tournament believes their failure in the tournament is a wake up call to all and sundry to put their shoulder to the wheels and make sure they atone for the misfortune come the next tournament in Congo-Brazzaville in 2020.
“We had to two things in mind going into the tournament, that was to qualify for the World Cup in France next year and lift the trophy for the first time but that did not come to life, I plead with Ghanaians to forgive us for our failure and help us take the positives from the tournament, better then and make amends in 2020.” According to her, the playing body and everybody concerned have realised their shortcomings and have started working at it but believes the larger support would come from Ghanaians to help them achieve the ultimate success Ghanaians desire.
Fafali who was in post in two of Ghana’s three matches at the 2014 finals in Nambia said she was not disappointed at not getting a chance at this tournament. “We have three equally great goalkeepers including myself and in a match only one can start unless any eventuality happens which was not the case at the tournament.” She further noted that the power to pick who starts in goal further rest with the head coach, stating that like she did in the past and got the opportunity she would bid her time to become number one again. “I am ever ready to show Ghanaians what I can do when I get the chance to mount the national goalpost again. I am urging Ghanaians to troop to our matches venues especially that of Police Ladies if the league returns to watch me in action.”
Fafali, though on rotation at club level with another senior national team goalkeeper Nana Ama Asantewaa, was arguable the safest pair of hands for Police ladies and the entire Freshpak National Women’s League before it got truncated as a result of the Number 12 expose by undercover investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw. She won the Most Valuable Player award for three consecutive times in six premier league matches and conceded just a goal in her sides 1-1 draw against fellow title contenders Ladystrikers.