We continue our profiling with the Head Coach of the National female Under-20s, the Black Princesses:
Full Name: YUSIF BASIGI
Place of Birth: Daboya
Marital Status: Married
Age: 48 years
Current Team: Hasaacas Ladies
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 officially 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.
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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 and now head coach of Black Princesses. He has been the trainer of Sekondi-based Hassaacas Ladies from 2013 to date and also the P.E Coordinator for the Shama District in the Western Region.
- 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 SWAG 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.
Yusif Basigi is happily married with three (3) children. He is the longest-serving coach as far as women club football coaching in Ghana is concerned.