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We’re still hurting for not qualifying for the 2024 Olympic Games – Black Queens Midfielder Azumah Bugre

Black Queens midfielder Azumah Bugre has opened up about the lingering disappointment felt by her teammates following their heartbreaking exit from the Olympic Games qualifiers against Zambia.

The match, which saw Barbara Banda’s late goal secure Zambia’s victory at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium, remains a vivid memory for the Ghanaian squad.

Reflecting on the defeat five months later, Bugre expressed the team’s enduring sadness over missing out on their chance to make history with a maiden Olympic appearance.

“Talking about Zambia’s game, we’ve been sad the whole time for a very long time now because it was one of our motives; that was to qualify for the Olympics. And we couldn’t get that done,” she said.

Even though Princella Adubea was absent from the squad during the crucial match, she echoed Bugre’s sentiments.

“We planned together but unfortunately we couldn’t make it. I wasn’t part of the team but I had trust in my teammates. Unfortunately, you can’t win it all in football, you win and lose sometimes and I believe that will propel us to build ourselves for the future and be able to get one over Zambia if we meet them again,” she said.

The Black Queens departed Ghana on Sunday for Japan ahead of the friendly game at the Kanazawa Go Go Curry Stadium on Saturday, July 13, 2024.

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