Mukarama Abdulai's manager confirms USA offers for the Black Maidens captain but...

By Michael Duah
Mukarama Abdulai manager confirms USA offers for the Black Maidens captain but...
Mukarama Abdulai manager confirms USA offers for the Black Maidens captain but...

Sumani Basirudeen, manager of Black Maidens skipper Mukarama Abdulai has confirmed interest from USA clubs who are ready to make a move for the talented forward but insists she a minor to travel.

Muka, as she’s affectionately called by her colleagues, was in irrepressible form at the just ended U17 Women's World Cup held in Uruguay last year.

After smashing a hat-trick in the Black Maidens’ opening match against hosts Uruguay, Mukarama scored one in the next game against Finland before hitting a remarkable brace (two goals) against New Zealand in the final group game and a goal against Mexico in the quarter-final to take her tournament’s goal-tally to seven goals to emerge the top scorer.

Though, the Black Maidens were eliminated in the quarter-finals stage of the competition Mukarama won the golden boot.

The Northern Ladies striker also won the Adidas Bronze Ball (third best player) behind Spain's Claudia Pina and Nicole Perez of Mexico.

However, Basirudeen who's also the coach of Northen Ladies FC in Tamale speaking to Agyenkwa FM in Kumasi revealed that his player has already received offers from schools and clubs in the United States of America but declined them because they want the illustrious attacker to focus on her education.

"We have received offers for Abdulai Mukarama from schools and Clubs in the USA but we didn't allow her to go because she is a minor and needs to concentrate on her education", he revealed.

"We will let her travel or sign a professional contract when we think she is old enough to do so".

He also confirmed that Mukarama Abdulai is yet to receive the awards she scooped at the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in Uruguay last year.

"We are yet to receive the awards of Mukarama, we have made several calls asking the Normalization Committee about it but there is nothing good out of it"

"We the management made our own checks from FIFA office and we were told we will receive the awards on Friday"

"So we are hoping to receive it on Friday as we were told by FIFA official who is in charge of delivering the awards", he ended.

Read also: Figures: Why Mukarama Abdulai deserves CAF Women's Footballer of Year award

Mukarama Abdulai has become Ghana's all-time top scorer in FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup history surpassing Jane Ayieyam's six goals scored in 2012. 

Earlier this year, Mukarama led the University of Development Studies team to win the 2019 Ghana Universities Sports Authority Mini Games (GUSA) Female Football tournament scoring three goals to win the top scorer and the best player of the tournament accolade.

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