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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
CaptainElizabeth Addo [1]
Most capsPortia Boakye
FIFA codeGHA
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 53 Decrease 2 (12 July 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)

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
FIFA Women's World Cup history
Year Round Date Opponent Result Stadium
  1999 Group stage 20 June   Australia D 1–1 Foxboro Stadium, Foxborough
23 June   China PR L 0–7 Civic Stadium, Portland
26 June   Sweden L 0–2 Soldier Field, Chicago
  2003 Group stage 21 September   China PR L 0–1 The Home Depot Center, Carson
25 September   Russia L 0–3
28 September   Australia W 2–1 PGE Park, Portland
  2007 Group stage 12 September   Australia L 1–4 Yellow Dragon Sports Center, Hangzhou
15 September   Canada L 0–4
20 September   Norway L 2–7

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

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

The following players were pre-called up for two 2020 CAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament matches against Gabon on 26 August and 1 September 2019.[5]

Head coach: Bashir Hayford

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
1GK Azume Adams (1997-12-28) 28 December 1997 (age 21)   Prisons Ladies
1GK Fafali Dumehasi (1993-12-25) 25 December 1993 (age 25)   Police FC
1GK Barikisu Issahaku (2001-11-12) 12 November 2001 (age 17)   Northern Ladies
1GK Abigail Tawiah-Mensah   Sea Lions

2DF Linda Addai (1995-12-12) 12 December 1995 (age 23)   Soccer Intellectuals
2DF Blessing Agbomadzi (2001-06-11) 11 June 2001 (age 18)   Sea Lions
2DF Anatasia Akyaa   Sea Lions
2DF Gladys Amfobea (1998-07-01) 1 July 1998 (age 21)   Lady Strikers
2DF Philicity Asuako (1999-12-25) 25 December 1999 (age 19)   Police FC
2DF Ellen Coleman (1995-12-11) 11 December 1995 (age 23)   Lady Strikers
2DF Janet Egyir (1992-05-07) 7 May 1992 (age 27)   Afturelding
2DF Rita Okyere (1993-07-14) 14 July 1993 (age 26)   Prisons Ladies
2DF Vida Opoku (1997-12-15) 15 December 1997 (age 21)   Police Ladies
2DF Justice Tweneboaa (2001-10-28) 28 October 2001 (age 17)   Ampem Darkoa

3MF Juliet Acheampong (1991-07-11) 11 July 1991 (age 28)   Prisons
3MF Ophelia Serwaa Amponsah   Ampem Darkoa
3MF Joyce Antwiwaa   Ashtown Ladies
3MF Grace Asantewaa (2000-12-05) 5 December 2000 (age 18)   Logroño
3MF Portia Boakye (1989-04-17) 17 April 1989 (age 30)   Djurgårdens IF
3MF Priscilla Okyere (1995-06-06) 6 June 1995 (age 24)   Rayo Vallecano
3MF Cynthia Yiadom (1994-12-25) 25 December 1994 (age 24)   Army Ladies

4FW Mukarama Abdulai (2002-10-16) 16 October 2002 (age 16)   Northern Ladies
4FW Leticia Adjei   Samara Ladies
4FW Princella Adubea (1998-12-27) 27 December 1998 (age 20)   Sporting Huelva
4FW Grace Animah (2003-09-04) 4 September 2003 (age 16)   Police Ladies
4FW Alice Kusi (1995-01-12) 12 January 1995 (age 24)   Zouk Mosbeh
4FW Mavis Owusu (2003-12-07) 7 December 2003 (age 15)   Ampem Darkoa
4FW Elizabeth Owusua   Sea Lions
4FW Milot Pokuaa (2001-10-10) 10 October 2001 (age 17)   Hasaacas Ladies
4FW Ernestina Tetteh   Halifax

Recent call upsEdit

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Nana Ama Asantewaa (1993-12-28) 28 December 1993 (age 25)   Police FC 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations
GK Patricia Mantey (1992-09-27) 27 September 1992 (age 26)   Immigration Ladies 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations

DF Cynthia Adobea (1990-09-01) 1 September 1990 (age 29)   Prisons 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations
DF Faustina Ampah (1996-11-30) 30 November 1996 (age 22)   FC Minsk 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations
DF Linda Eshun (1992-08-05) 5 August 1992 (age 27)   Grindavík 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations

MF Elizabeth Addo (1993-09-01) 1 September 1993 (age 26)   Jiangsu Suning 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations
MF Mary Essiful (1993-06-22) 22 June 1993 (age 26)   Soccer Intellectuals 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations
MF Lily Niber-Lawrence (1997-06-23) 23 June 1997 (age 22)   Extremadura 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations
MF Sherifatu Sumaila (1996-11-30) 30 November 1996 (age 22)   Mallbackens IF 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations

FW Jane Ayiyem (1997-10-19) 19 October 1997 (age 21)   Police FC 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations}
FW Samira Suleman (1991-08-16) 16 August 1991 (age 28)   Afturelding 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations}

StaffEdit

[6]

Head coach
  • Mercy Tagoe Quarcoo
Assistant Coach
  • Nana Joe Adarkwah
Goalkeepers Trainer
  • Raymond Fenny
Team Doctor
  • Kate Boachie Agyeman
Pysiotherapist
  • Margaret Foli
Team Nurse
  • Rosemary Aseidua
Anita Wiredu
  • Welfare Manager
Patience Quarshie
  • Kits Manager

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. 12 July 2019. Retrieved 12 July 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. ^ "2020 Olympics qualifiers: Six foreign-based players invited to Queens camp". Ghana Web. 6 August 2019. Retrieved 14 August 2019.
  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. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)

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