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Ghana women's national football team

The Ghana women's national football team is the national team of Ghana and is controlled by the Ghana Football Association. They are nicknamed the Black Queens.

Ghana
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Black Queens
AssociationGhana Football Association
ConfederationCAF (Africa)
Sub-confederationWAFU (West Africa)
Head coachMercy Tagoe Quarcoo (Interim)
CaptainElizabeth Addo [1]
Most capsPortia Boakye
FIFA codeGHA
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 51 Decrease 1 (29 March 2019)[2]
Highest42 (June 2008)
Lowest53 (July 2003)
First international
Nigeria Nigeria 5−1 Ghana Ghana
(Lagos, Nigeria; 16 February 1991)
Biggest win
Ghana Ghana 13−0 Guinea Guinea[3]
(Conakry, Guinea; 11 July 2004)
Biggest defeat
Germany Germany 11−0 Ghana Ghana
(Paderborn, Germany; 22 July 2016)
World Cup
Appearances3 (first in 1999)
Best result1st round (1999, 2003, 2007)
African Women's Championship
Appearances10 (first in 1991)
Best resultRunners-up (1998, 2002, 2006)

Contents

HonorsEdit

World Cup recordEdit

Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
  1991 Did not qualify
  1995 Did not qualify
  1999 Group stage 3 0 1 2 1 10
  2003 Group stage 3 1 0 2 2 5
  2007 Group stage 3 0 0 3 3 15
  2011 Did not qualify
  2015 Did not qualify
  2019 Did not qualify
Total 3/8 9 1 1 7 6 30

Performance in Summer OlympicsEdit

  • FIFA: Women's Olympic football:
    • 1996: Africa not eligible
    • 2000: Did not qualify
    • 2004: Did not qualify
    • 2008: Did not qualify
    • 2012: Did not qualify
    • 2016: Did not qualify

Performance in Africa Women's ChampionshipEdit

CAF Women's Championship
Year Result GP W D* L GS GA GD
1991 Quarter-finals 2 0 0 2 2 7 −5
1995 Semi-finals 2 0 0 2 2 5 −3
  1998 Runners-up 4 2 1 1 11 4 +7
  2000 Third place 5 3 1 1 13 6 +7
  2002 Runners-up 5 3 1 1 9 4 +5
  2004 Third place 5 3 1 1 7 2 +5
  2006 Runners-up 5 4 0 1 7 2 +5
  2008 Group stage 3 1 1 1 4 4 0
  2010 Group stage 3 1 0 2 4 6 −2
  2012 Did not qualify
  2014 Group stage 3 1 1 1 2 2 0
  2016 Third Place[4] 5 3 1 1 8 4 +4
  2018 Group stage 3 1 1 1 3 3 0
Total 12/13 45 22 8 15 72 49 +23
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

All African GamesEdit

Football at the African Games
Year Round GP W D L GS GA
  2003 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
  2007 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
  2011 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
  2015 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 4/4 0 0 0 0 0 0

Current squadEdit

The following players were called-up for the 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations.[5]

Head coach: Bashir Hayford

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
1 1GK Fafali Dumehasi (1993-12-25) 25 December 1993 (age 25)   Police FC
16 1GK Nana Ama Asantewaa (1993-12-28) 28 December 1993 (age 25)   Police FC
21 1GK Patricia Mantey (1992-09-27) 27 September 1992 (age 26)   Immigration Ladies

2 2DF Gladys Amfobea (1998-07-01) 1 July 1998 (age 20)   Lady Strikers
3 2DF Linda Eshun (1992-08-05) 5 August 1992 (age 26)   Víkingur Ólafsvík
4 2DF Janet Egyir (1992-05-07) 7 May 1992 (age 27)   Hasaacas Ladies
5 2DF Grace Asantewaa (2000-12-05) 5 December 2000 (age 18)   Ampem Darkoa
6 2DF Ellen Coleman (1995-12-11) 11 December 1995 (age 23)   Lady Strikers
11 2DF Cynthia Adobea (1990-09-01) 1 September 1990 (age 28)   Prisons
15 2DF Faustina Ampah (1996-11-30) 30 November 1996 (age 22)   FC Minsk
19 2DF Philicity Asuako (1999-12-25) 25 December 1999 (age 19)   Police FC

7 3MF Sherifatu Sumaila (1996-11-30) 30 November 1996 (age 22)   Mallbackens IF
8 3MF Juliet Acheampong (1991-07-11) 11 July 1991 (age 27)   Prisons
10 3MF Elizabeth Addo (captain) (1993-09-01) 1 September 1993 (age 25)   Jiangsu Suning
12 3MF Alice Kusi (1995-01-12) 12 January 1995 (age 24)   Zouk Mosbeh
13 3MF Mary Essiful (1993-06-22) 22 June 1993 (age 25)   Soccer Intellectuals
14 3MF Priscilla Okyere (1995-06-06) 6 June 1995 (age 24)   Ampem Darkoa
17 3MF Portia Boakye (1989-04-17) 17 April 1989 (age 30)   Djurgårdens IF
20 3MF Lily Niber-Lawrence (1997-06-23) 23 June 1997 (age 21)   Hasaacas Ladies

9 4FW Samira Suleman (1991-08-16) 16 August 1991 (age 27)   Víkingur Ólafsvík
18 4FW Jane Ayiyem (1997-10-19) 19 October 1997 (age 21)   Police FC

StaffEdit

[6]

Head coach
  • Yusif Basigi
Goalkeeper Coach
  • Dora Zita
Management Committee chairman
  • Alhaji Adam Munkaila

Notable players (past and present)Edit

Players with Ghanaian rootsEdit

Coaching staffEdit

Competitive statisticsEdit

Overall official recordEdit

Competition Stage Result Opponent Position / notes
00001991 AC QF 1–5 1–2   Nigeria
00001995 AC QF walkover   Guinea
0–3 0–2   Nigeria
1998 ACQ 11–0 8–0   Guinea
  1998 AC GS 4–0   South Africa
3–1   Cameroon 1 / 3
SF 4–1 (AET)   Congo DR
F 0–2 (AET)   Nigeria
  1999 WC GS 1–1   Australia
0–7   China
0–2   Sweden 4 / 4
2000 ACQ 2nd QS walkover   Sierra Leone
  2000 AC GS 2–2   Nigeria
2–0   Cameroon
3–0   Morocco 2 / 4
SF 0–1   South Africa
BM 6–3   Zimbabwe
2002 ACQ 2nd QS 3–0 3–1   Senegal
  2002 AC GS 2–0   Mali
1–0   Nigeria
3–0   Ethiopia 1 / 4
SF 3–2 (AET)   Cameroon
F 0–2   Nigeria
  2003 WC GS 0–1   China
0–3   Russia
2–1   Australia 3 / 4
2004 ACQ 2nd QS 13–0 9–0   Guinea
  2004 AC GS 3–0   South Africa
2–1   Ethiopia
2–0   Zimbabwe 1 / 4
SF 0–1 (AET)   Cameroon
BM 0–0 (PSO: 6–5)   Ethiopia
2006 ACQ 3rd QS walkover   Congo
  2006 AC GS 1–0   Mali
2–1   Cameroon
3–1   Congo DR 1 / 4
SF 1–0   South Africa
BM 0–1   Nigeria
  2007 WC GS 1–4   Australia
0–4   Canada
2–7   Norway 4 / 4
2008 SOQ R16 2–1 2–0   Angola
QF 3–1 1–0   Congo DR
FR 1–0 0–2   Nigeria
1–0 2–1   South Africa
walkover   Ethiopia 2 / 4
2008 ACQ 2nd QS 1–1 3–0   Ivory Coast
  2008 AC GS 1–1   Nigeria
0–1   South Africa
3–2   Tunisia 3 / 4
2010 ACQ 2nd QS 1–0 3–0   Senegal
  2010 AC GS 2–1   Algeria
1–2   Cameroon
1–3   Equatorial Guinea 3 / 4
2012 SOQ R16 2–1 5–0   Guinea
QF 0–1 2–1   Ethiopia
2012 ACQ 1st QS 3–0 5–0   Mali
2nd QS 1–1 1–1 (PSO: 8–9)   Cameroon
2014 ACQ 1st QS 3–0 3–0   Burkina Faso
2nd QS TBD   Ethiopia

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://citifmonline.com/2017/05/18/former-kotoko-boss-mas-ud-dramani-named-head-coach-of-black-queens/
  2. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 29 March 2019. Retrieved 29 March 2019.
  3. ^ "West Africa reigns supreme". African football. BBC Online. 14 July 2004. Retrieved 2007-09-21.
  4. ^ "Banyana go down to Ghana in women's Afcon bronze-medal match".
  5. ^ Gyamera-Antwi, Evans (11 November 2018). "Ghana name squad for 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations". goal.com. Retrieved 16 November 2018.
  6. ^ Early Camp For Black Queens Ahead Of Mali Tie
  7. ^ a b Erik Garin (19 March 2006). "African Women Player of the Year". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 2007-10-03.
  8. ^ Arthur, Sylvia (2007). "What's On Ghana" (Ghana@50 edition) page 31. 21 April 2007.
  9. ^ Arthur, Sylvia (2007). "What's On Ghana" (Ghana@50 edition): 30. Arguably the most famous female footballer in England, Rachel Yankey began playing football with a boys' team.

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