Ghana women's national football team

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Ghana
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Nickname(s) Black Queens
Association Ghana Football Association
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Sub-confederation WAFU (West Africa)
Head coach Mercy Tagoe Quarcoo (Interim)
Captain Elizabeth Addo [1]
Most caps Portia Boakye
FIFA code GHA
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First colours
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Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 53 Decrease2.svg 2 (12 July 2019) [2]
Highest42 (June 2008)
Lowest53 (July 2003)
First international
Flag of Nigeria.svg Nigeria 5−1 Ghana Flag of Ghana.svg
(Lagos, Nigeria; 16 February 1991)
Biggest win
Flag of Ghana.svg Ghana 13−0 Guinea Flag of Guinea.svg [3]
(Conakry, Guinea; 11 July 2004)
Biggest defeat
Flag of Germany.svg Germany 11−0 Ghana Flag of Ghana.svg
(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)

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 Republic in West Africa

Ghana, officially the Republic of Ghana, is a country located along the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean, in the subregion of West Africa. Spanning a land mass of 238,535 km2 (92,099 sq mi), Ghana is bordered by the Ivory Coast in the west, Burkina Faso in the north, Togo in the east and the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean in the south. Ghana means "Warrior King" in the Soninke language.

Ghana Football Association sports governing body

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) was the governing body of association football in Ghana from 1957 to 2018, based in Kumasi. The association was dissolved with "immediate effect", according to Minister of Sport Isaac Kwame Asiamah, on 7 June 2018, amid a corruption scandal.

Contents

Honors

World Cup record

YearResultMatchesWinsDrawsLossesGFGA
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 1991 Did not qualify
Flag of Sweden.svg 1995 Did not qualify
Flag of the United States.svg 1999 Group stage3012110
Flag of the United States.svg 2003 Group stage310225
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2007 Group stage3003315
Flag of Germany.svg 2011 Did not qualify
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 2015 Did not qualify
Flag of France.svg 2019 Did not qualify
Total3/89117630
FIFA Women's World Cup history
YearRoundDateOpponentResultStadium
Flag of the United States.svg 1999 Group stage20 JuneFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia D 1–1 Foxboro Stadium, Foxborough
23 JuneFlag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR L 0–7 Civic Stadium, Portland
26 JuneFlag of Sweden.svg  Sweden L 0–2 Soldier Field, Chicago
Flag of the United States.svg 2003 Group stage21 SeptemberFlag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR L 0–1 The Home Depot Center, Carson
25 SeptemberFlag of Russia.svg  Russia L 0–3
28 SeptemberFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia W 2–1 PGE Park, Portland
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2007 Group stage12 SeptemberFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia L 1–4 Yellow Dragon Sports Center, Hangzhou
15 SeptemberFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada L 0–4
20 SeptemberFlag of Norway.svg  Norway L 2–7

Performance in Summer Olympics

The football tournament at the 1996 Summer Olympics started on 20 July and finished on 3 August. The women's competition was contested for the first time in Olympic history at these Games.

Football at the 2000 Summer Olympics 2000 edition of the association football torunaments during the Olympic Summer Games

The football tournament at the 2000 Summer Olympics started on 15 September. The men's tournament is played by U-23 national teams, with up to three over age players allowed per squad. Article 1 of the tournament regulations states: "The Tournaments take place every four years, in conjunction with the Summer Olympic Games. The associations affiliated to FIFA are invited to participate with their men's U-23 and women's representative teams."

Football at the 2004 Summer Olympics 2004 edition of the association football torunaments during the Olympic Summer Games

The football tournament at the 2004 Summer Olympics started on 11 August, and ended on 28 August.

Performance in Africa Women's Championship

CAF Women's Championship
YearResultGPWD*LGSGAGD
1991 Quarter-finals200227−5
1995 Semi-finals200225−3
Flag of Nigeria.svg 1998 Runners-up4211114+7
Flag of South Africa.svg 2000 Third place5311136+7
Flag of Nigeria.svg 2002 Runners-up531194+5
Flag of South Africa.svg 2004 Third place531172+5
Flag of Nigeria.svg 2006 Runners-up540172+5
Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg 2008 Group stage3111440
Flag of South Africa.svg 2010 Group stage310246−2
Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg 2012 Did not qualify
Flag of Namibia.svg 2014 Group stage3111220
Flag of Cameroon.svg 2016 Third Place [4] 531184+4
Flag of Ghana.svg 2018 Group stage3111330
Total12/1345228157249+23
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

All African Games

Football at the African Games
YearRoundGPWDLGSGA
Flag of Nigeria.svg 2003 -000000
Flag of Algeria.svg 2007 -000000
Flag of Mozambique.svg 2011 -000000
Flag of the Republic of the Congo.svg 2015 -000000
Total4/4000000

Players

Current squad

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]

The 2020 CAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament was the 5th edition of the CAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament, the quadrennial international football competition organised by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to determine which women's national teams from Africa qualify for the Olympic football tournament.

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Head coach: Bashir Hayford

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

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

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

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

Recent call ups

Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClubLatest call-up
GK Nana Ama Asantewaa (1993-12-28) 28 December 1993 (age 25) Flag of Ghana.svg Police FC 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations
GK Patricia Mantey (1992-09-27) 27 September 1992 (age 26) Flag of Ghana.svg Immigration Ladies 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations

DF Cynthia Adobea (1990-09-01) 1 September 1990 (age 28) Flag of Ghana.svg Prisons 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations
DF Faustina Ampah (1996-11-30) 30 November 1996 (age 22) Flag of Belarus.svg FC Minsk 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations
DF Linda Eshun (1992-08-05) 5 August 1992 (age 27) Flag of Iceland.svg Grindavík 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations

MF Elizabeth Addo (1993-09-01) 1 September 1993 (age 25) Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Jiangsu Suning 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations
MF Mary Essiful (1993-06-22) 22 June 1993 (age 26) Flag of Ghana.svg Soccer Intellectuals 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations
MF Lily Niber-Lawrence (1997-06-23) 23 June 1997 (age 22) Flag of Portugal.svg Ouriense 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations
MF Sherifatu Sumaila (1996-11-30) 30 November 1996 (age 22) Flag of Sweden.svg Mallbackens IF 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations

FW Jane Ayiyem (1997-10-19) 19 October 1997 (age 21) Flag of Ghana.svg Police FC 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations}
FW Samira Suleman (1991-08-16) 16 August 1991 (age 27) Flag of Iceland.svg Afturelding 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations}

Staff

[6]

Head coach
Goalkeeper Coach
Management Committee chairman

Notable players (past and present)

Alberta Sackey is a Ghanaian former international footballer who played as a forward. She played for Ghana at the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup and the 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup. Her goal against Australia in the 2003 World Cup was nominated on FIFA.com for the greatest goal in Women's World Cup history. She was the 2002 African Women's Footballer of the Year.

Adjoa Bayor is the former skipper of the Black Queens, which is the Ghana women's national football team. She was part of Black Queens team at the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup in the United States.

Players with Ghanaian roots

Coaching staff

Competitive statistics

Overall official record

CompetitionStageResultOpponentPosition / notes
1991 AC QF1–5 1–2 Flag of Nigeria.svg Nigeria
1995 AC QF walkover Flag of Guinea.svg Guinea
0–3 0–2 Flag of Nigeria.svg Nigeria
1998 ACQ 11–0 8–0 Flag of Guinea.svg Guinea
Flag of Nigeria.svg 1998 AC GS4–0 Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
3–1 Flag of Cameroon.svg Cameroon 1 / 3
SF4–1 (AET) Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg (1997-2003).svg Congo DR
F0–2 (AET) Flag of Nigeria.svg Nigeria
Flag of the United States.svg 1999 WC GS1–1 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australia
0–7 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China
0–2 Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden 4 / 4
2000 ACQ 2nd QSwalkover Flag of Sierra Leone.svg Sierra Leone
Flag of South Africa.svg 2000 AC GS2–2 Flag of Nigeria.svg Nigeria
2–0 Flag of Cameroon.svg Cameroon
3–0 Flag of Morocco.svg Morocco 2 / 4
SF0–1 Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
BM6–3 Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Zimbabwe
2002 ACQ 2nd QS3–0 3–1 Flag of Senegal.svg Senegal
Flag of Nigeria.svg 2002 AC GS2–0 Flag of Mali.svg Mali
1–0 Flag of Nigeria.svg Nigeria
3–0 Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg Ethiopia 1 / 4
SF3–2 (AET) Flag of Cameroon.svg Cameroon
F0–2 Flag of Nigeria.svg Nigeria
Flag of the United States.svg 2003 WC GS0–1 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China
0–3 Flag of Russia.svg Russia
2–1 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australia 3 / 4
2004 ACQ 2nd QS13–0 9–0 Flag of Guinea.svg Guinea
Flag of South Africa.svg 2004 AC GS3–0 Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
2–1 Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg Ethiopia
2–0 Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Zimbabwe 1 / 4
SF0–1 (AET) Flag of Cameroon.svg Cameroon
BM0–0 (PSO: 6–5) Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg Ethiopia
2006 ACQ 3rd QSwalkover Flag of the Republic of the Congo.svg Congo
Flag of Nigeria.svg 2006 AC GS1–0 Flag of Mali.svg Mali
2–1 Flag of Cameroon.svg Cameroon
3–1 Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg Congo DR 1 / 4
SF1–0 Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
BM0–1 Flag of Nigeria.svg Nigeria
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2007 WC GS1–4 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australia
0–4 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canada
2–7 Flag of Norway.svg Norway 4 / 4
2008 SOQ R162–1 2–0 Flag of Angola.svg Angola
QF3–1 1–0 Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg Congo DR
FR1–0 0–2 Flag of Nigeria.svg Nigeria
1–0 2–1 Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
walkover Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg Ethiopia 2 / 4
2008 ACQ 2nd QS1–1 3–0 Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg Ivory Coast
Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg 2008 AC GS1–1 Flag of Nigeria.svg Nigeria
0–1 Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
3–2 Flag of Tunisia.svg Tunisia 3 / 4
2010 ACQ 2nd QS1–0 3–0 Flag of Senegal.svg Senegal
Flag of South Africa.svg 2010 AC GS2–1 Flag of Algeria.svg Algeria
1–2 Flag of Cameroon.svg Cameroon
1–3 Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg Equatorial Guinea 3 / 4
2012 SOQ R162–1 5–0 Flag of Guinea.svg Guinea
QF0–1 2–1 Flag of Ethiopia.svg Ethiopia
2012 ACQ 1st QS3–0 5–0 Flag of Mali.svg Mali
2nd QS1–1 1–1 (PSO: 8–9) Flag of Cameroon.svg Cameroon
2014 ACQ 1st QS3–0 3–0 Flag of Burkina Faso.svg Burkina Faso
2nd QSTBD Flag of Ethiopia.svg Ethiopia

See also

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