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The Legendary Coaching Career of Coach Yussif Basigi in Ghanaian Women’s Football

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Coach Yussif Basigi, aged 48, stands as a revered icon in Ghanaian women’s football, renowned for his remarkable coaching journey filled with numerous achievements and accolades.

His coaching odyssey commenced with the Black Queens, where he initially served as an assistant coach from 2011 to 2013 before ascending to the role of head coach from 2013 to 2017. Presently, he holds the prestigious position of head coach for the Black Princesses and has been instrumental in shaping the talent at Hassaacas Ladies since 2013. Furthermore, he takes on the vital role of P.E Coordinator for the Shama District in the Western Region.

 

Coach Yussif Basigi

 

Coach Basigi’s illustrious achievements include steering the Black Princesses to qualify for the Women’s U-20 World Cup in France in 2018 and guiding the Black Queens to clinch a gold medal at the 2015 All African Games in Congo Brazzaville.

On the club front, Coach Basigi showcased his coaching expertise by leading Hassaacas Ladies to victory in the National Women’s League during the 2011/2012 and 2013/2014 seasons. His contributions were duly acknowledged with prestigious awards such as the 2013 Western Region Coach of the Year and the SWAG 41st Edition Coach of the Year award in 2015.

 

Internationally, Coach Basigi left a lasting impact by steering Hassaacas Ladies to triumph in the Victoria Gasteiz Cup in Spain in 2009 and participating in esteemed tournaments like the Kassel-Vellma tournament in Frankfurt, Germany in 2006.

In his pursuit of continuous improvement, Coach Basigi completed a FIFA Fitness Course in September 2016 and gained valuable experience through coaching attachments with ZFK Napredak Krusevac in Serbia in 2017 and ATS Buntentor e.V. in Bremen, Germany in 2018.

Coach Basigi with an award

 

His unwavering dedication to women’s football was vividly demonstrated when he claimed gold in the inaugural edition of the normalization special competition organized by the GFA Normalization Committee in April 2019.

Most recently, Coach Yussif Basigi led the Black Princesses to a Gold medal in the African Games 2023 by triumphing over Nigeria’s Women’s U-20 team with a score of 2-1, further cementing his legacy as an iconic coach in Ghanaian women’s football.

 

 

By: Mumuni Abdul-Mumin

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