|Association||Ghana Football Association|
|Sub-confederation||WAFU (West Africa)|
|Head coach||Mercy Tagoe Quarcoo (Interim)|
|Most caps||Portia Boakye|
|Current|| 53 |
|Highest||42 (June 2008)|
|Lowest||53 (July 2003)|
(Lagos, Nigeria; 16 February 1991)
(Conakry, Guinea; 11 July 2004)
(Paderborn, Germany; 22 July 2016)
|Appearances||3 (first in 1999 )|
|Best result||1st round (1999, 2003, 2007)|
|African Women's Championship|
|Appearances||10 (first in 1991 )|
|Best result||Runners-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, 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.
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.
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|FIFA Women's World Cup history|
|Group stage||20 June||D 1–1||Foxboro Stadium, Foxborough|
|23 June||L 0–7||Civic Stadium, Portland|
|26 June||L 0–2||Soldier Field, Chicago|
|Group stage||21 September||L 0–1||The Home Depot Center, Carson|
|25 September||L 0–3|
|28 September||W 2–1||PGE Park, Portland|
|Group stage||12 September||L 1–4||Yellow Dragon Sports Center, Hangzhou|
|15 September||L 0–4|
|20 September||L 2–7|
Football at the 2008 Summer Olympics was held in Beijing and several other cities in the People's Republic of China from 6 to 23 August. Associations affiliated with FIFA were invited to send their full women's national teams and men's U-23 teams to participate. Men's teams were allowed to augment their squad with three players over the age of 23.
The women's football tournament at the 2012 Summer Olympics was held in London and five other cities in the United Kingdom from 25 July to 9 August. Associations affiliated with FIFA were invited to enter their women's teams in regional qualifying competitions, from which 11 teams, plus the hosts Great Britain reached the final tournament. There are no age restrictions for the players participating in the tournament. It is the first major FIFA affiliated women's tournament to be staged within the United Kingdom, and marked the first time a team representing Great Britain took part in the women's tournament.
The women's football tournament at the 2016 Summer Olympics was held from 3 to 19 August 2016. It was the 6th edition of the women's Olympic football tournament. Together with the men's competition, the 2016 Summer Olympics football tournament was held in six cities in Brazil, including Olympic host city Rio de Janeiro, which hosted the final at the Maracanã Stadium. There were no player age restrictions for teams participating in the women's competition.
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.
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."
The football tournament at the 2004 Summer Olympics started on 11 August, and ended on 28 August.
|CAF Women's Championship|
|Did not qualify|
|Football at the African Games|
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.
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.
The Gabon women's national football team is the national women's football team of Gabon and is overseen by the Gabonese Football Federation.
Head coach: Bashir Hayford
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Club|
|GK||Azume Adams||28 December 1997|
|GK||Fafali Dumehasi||25 December 1993|
|GK||Barikisu Issahaku||12 November 2001|
|DF||Linda Addai||12 December 1995|
|DF||Blessing Agbomadzi||11 June 2001|
|DF||Gladys Amfobea||1 July 1998|
|DF||Philicity Asuako||25 December 1999|
|DF||Ellen Coleman||11 December 1995|
|DF||Janet Egyir||7 May 1992|
|DF||Rita Okyere||14 July 1993|
|DF||Vida Opoku||15 December 1997|
|DF||Justice Tweneboaa||28 October 2001|
|MF||Juliet Acheampong||11 July 1991|
|MF||Ophelia Serwaa Amponsah|
|MF||Grace Asantewaa||5 December 2000|
|MF||Portia Boakye||17 April 1989|
|MF||Priscilla Okyere||6 June 1995|
|MF||Cynthia Yiadom||25 December 1994|
|FW||Mukarama Abdulai||16 October 2002|
|FW||Princella Adubea||27 December 1998|
|FW||Grace Animah||4 September 2003|
|FW||Alice Kusi||12 January 1995|
|FW||Mavis Owusu||7 December 2003|
|FW||Milot Pokuaa||10 October 2001|
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|GK||Nana Ama Asantewaa||28 December 1993||2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations|
|GK||Patricia Mantey||27 September 1992||2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations|
|DF||Cynthia Adobea||1 September 1990||2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations|
|DF||Faustina Ampah||30 November 1996||2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations|
|DF||Linda Eshun||5 August 1992||2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations|
|MF||Elizabeth Addo||1 September 1993||2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations|
|MF||Mary Essiful||22 June 1993||2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations|
|MF||Lily Niber-Lawrence||23 June 1997||2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations|
|MF||Sherifatu Sumaila||30 November 1996||2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations|
|FW||Jane Ayiyem||19 October 1997||2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations}|
|FW||Samira Suleman||16 August 1991||2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations}|
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.
FIFA World Cup record by opposing team
|Competition||Stage||Result||Opponent||Position / notes|
|1991 AC||QF||1–5 1–2|
|1998 ACQ||11–0 8–0|
|3–1||1 / 3|
|0–2||4 / 4|
|2000 ACQ||2nd QS||walkover|
|3–0||2 / 4|
|2002 ACQ||2nd QS||3–0 3–1|
|3–0||1 / 4|
|2–1||3 / 4|
|2004 ACQ||2nd QS||13–0 9–0|
|2–0||1 / 4|
|BM||0–0 (PSO: 6–5)|
|2006 ACQ||3rd QS||walkover|
|3–1||1 / 4|
|2–7||4 / 4|
|2008 SOQ||R16||2–1 2–0|
|walkover||2 / 4|
|2008 ACQ||2nd QS||1–1 3–0|
|3–2||3 / 4|
|2010 ACQ||2nd QS||1–0 3–0|
|1–3||3 / 4|
|2012 SOQ||R16||2–1 5–0|
|2012 ACQ||1st QS||3–0 5–0|
|2nd QS||1–1 1–1 (PSO: 8–9)|
|2014 ACQ||1st QS||3–0 3–0|
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