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 50 Decrease2.svg 3 (7 December 2018) [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

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.

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.

Africa Women Cup of Nations

Africa Women Cup of Nations
YearRoundGPWDLGSGA
1991 Runners-Up200206
1995 Withdrew In Quarterfinals
Flag of Nigeria.svg 1998 Fourth Place4202713
Flag of South Africa.svg 2000 Group Stage310246
Flag of Nigeria.svg 2002 Third Place522175
Flag of South Africa.svg 2004 Runners-Up5131810
Flag of Nigeria.svg 2006 Fourth Place5122610
Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg 2008 Fourth Place521246
Flag of South Africa.svg 2010 Fourth Place5212711
Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg 2012 Third Place521265
Flag of Namibia.svg 2014 Runners-Up530254
Flag of Cameroon.svg 2016 Runners-Up540161
Flag of Ghana.svg 2018 To Be Determined
Total12/12492010196077

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

Current squad

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

2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations Womens soccer tournament

The 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations, officially known as the Total Women's Africa Cup Of Nations, Ghana 2018, was the 11th edition of the Africa Women Cup of Nations, the biennial international football championship organised by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) for the women's national teams of Africa. The tournament was held in Ghana, from 17 November to 1 December 2018.

Head coach: Bashir Hayford

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)Club
11 GK Fafali Dumehasi (1993-12-25) 25 December 1993 (age 25) Flag of Ghana.svg Police FC
161 GK Nana Ama Asantewaa (1993-12-28) 28 December 1993 (age 25) Flag of Ghana.svg Police FC
211 GK Patricia Mantey (1992-09-27) 27 September 1992 (age 26) Flag of Ghana.svg Immigration Ladies

22 DF Gladys Amfobea (1998-07-01) 1 July 1998 (age 20) Flag of Ghana.svg Lady Strikers
32 DF Linda Eshun (1992-08-05) 5 August 1992 (age 26) Flag of Iceland.svg Víkingur Ólafsvík
42 DF Janet Egyir (1992-05-07) 7 May 1992 (age 26) Flag of Ghana.svg Hasaacas Ladies
52 DF Grace Asantewaa (2000-12-05) 5 December 2000 (age 18) Flag of Ghana.svg Ampem Darkoa
62 DF Ellen Coleman (1995-12-11) 11 December 1995 (age 23) Flag of Ghana.svg Lady Strikers
112 DF Cynthia Adobea (1990-09-01) 1 September 1990 (age 28) Flag of Ghana.svg Prisons
152 DF Faustina Ampah (1996-11-30) 30 November 1996 (age 22) Flag of Belarus.svg FC Minsk
192 DF Philicity Asuako (1999-12-25) 25 December 1999 (age 19) Flag of Ghana.svg Police FC

73 MF Sherifatu Sumaila (1996-11-30) 30 November 1996 (age 22) Flag of the United States.svg LA Galaxy OC
83 MF Juliet Acheampong (1991-07-11) 11 July 1991 (age 27) Flag of Ghana.svg Prisons
103 MF Elizabeth Addo (1993-09-01) 1 September 1993 (age 25) Flag of the United States.svg Seattle Reign FC
123 MF Alice Kusi (1995-01-12) 12 January 1995 (age 24) Flag of Lebanon.svg Zouk Mosbeh
133 MF Mary Essiful (1993-06-22) 22 June 1993 (age 25) Flag of Ghana.svg Soccer Intellectuals
143 MF Priscilla Okyere (1995-06-06) 6 June 1995 (age 23) Flag of Ghana.svg Ampem Darkoa
173 MF Portia Boakye (1989-04-17) 17 April 1989 (age 29) Flag of Sweden.svg Djurgårdens IF
203 MF Lily Niber-Lawrence (1997-06-23) 23 June 1997 (age 21) Flag of Ghana.svg Hasaacas Ladies

94 FW Samira Suleman (1991-08-16) 16 August 1991 (age 27) Flag of Iceland.svg Víkingur Ólafsvík
184 FW Jane Ayiyem (1997-10-19) 19 October 1997 (age 21) Flag of Ghana.svg Police FC

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.

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

Ghana national football team mens national association football team representing Ghana

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Ghana is traditionally a powerhouse of African Football but the sport is believed to dying due to lack of corporate sponsorship.

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