Ghana women's national football team

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Ghana
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Black Queens
AssociationGhana Football Association
ConfederationCAF (Africa)
Sub-confederationWAFU (West Africa)
Head coachMercy Tagoe
CaptainElizabeth Addo [1]
Most capsPortia Boakye
FIFA codeGHA
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 60 Steady (26 June 2020)[2]
Highest42 (June 2008)
Lowest60 (December 2019)
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)

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.[4]

History[edit]

Beginning[edit]

The Ghana women's national team played its first international match...

–present[edit]

Stadium[edit]

The Ghana women's national team play their home matches on...

Kits[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Name
Head coach Ghana Mercy Tagoe
Assistant coach Ghana Anokye Frimpong
Assistant coach Ghana Nana Andy Sinasen
Pysiotherapist Ghana Margaret Foli
Goalkeeper coach Ghana Raymond Fenny
Welfare Manager Ghana Anita Wiredu
Kits Manager Ghana Patience Quarshie
Team Doctor Ghana Kate Boachie Agyeman
Team Nurse Ghana Rosemary Aseidua

Reference: Ghana MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE MEMBERS and TECHNICAL TEAM, GHANAFA.org (in English)

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following 18 players were called up for the 2020 Turkish Women's Cup.[5]

Caps and goals as of 10 March 2020 after match against  Kenya.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
1GK Azume Adams (1997-12-28) 28 December 1997 (age 22) Ghana Prisons
1GK Fafali Dumehasi (1993-12-25) 25 December 1993 (age 26) Ghana Police
1GK Abigail Tawiah-Mensah Ghana Halifax

2DF Gladys Amfobea (1998-07-01) 1 July 1998 (age 22) Ghana Lady Strikers
2DF Linda Eshun (1992-08-05) 5 August 1992 (age 28) Ghana Hasaacas
2DF Janet Egyir (1992-05-07) 7 May 1992 (age 28) Ghana Hasaacas
2DF Philicity Asuako (1999-12-25) 25 December 1999 (age 20) Ghana Police

3MF Victoria Osei Ghana Ampem Darkoa
3MF Juliet Acheampong (1991-07-11) 11 July 1991 (age 29) Ghana Prisons
3MF Sherifatu Sumaila (1996-11-30) 30 November 1996 (age 23) Sweden Mallbackens
3MF Mary Essiful (1993-06-22) 22 June 1993 (age 27) Ghana Intellectuals
3MF Elizabeth Addo (1993-09-01) 1 September 1993 (age 27) China Jiangsu Suning
3MF Portia Boakye (1989-04-17) 17 April 1989 (age 31) Sweden Djurgården
3MF Grace Asantewaa (2000-12-05) 5 December 2000 (age 19) Spain Logroño
3MF Faustina Kyeremeh Ghana Immigration

4FW Beatrice Sesu (1995-11-27) 27 November 1995 (age 24) Ghana Police
4FW Priscilla Hagan (1996-04-08) 8 April 1996 (age 24) Poland TS Row Rybnik
4FW Princella Adubea (1998-12-27) 27 December 1998 (age 21) Spain Racing Santander

Recent call ups[edit]

The following players have been called up to a Ghana squad in the past 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up


Previous squads[edit]

Individual records[edit]

*Active players in bold, statistics correct as of 2020.

Notable players (past and present)[edit]

Managers[edit]

Results and fixtures[edit]

The following is a list of match results within the last 12 months.

  Win   Draw   Lose   Fixtures

2020[edit]

4 March 2020 Turkish Women's Cup GSGhana 0–3 ChileAlanya, Turkey
16:00 (UTC+3) Report
Stadium: Starlight Sport Complex
10 March 2020 Turkish Women's Cup GSGhana 3–1 KenyaAlanya, Turkey
16:00 (UTC+3)
Report ? Goal 90+1'

Overall official record[edit]

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

Honours[edit]

Intercontinental[edit]

Continental[edit]

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Regional[edit]

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Other tournaments[edit]

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Achievements[edit]

FIFA Women's World Cup[edit]

FIFA Women's World Cup record
Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
China 1991 Did not qualify
Sweden 1995 Did not qualify
United States 1999 Group stage 3 0 1 2 1 10
United States 2003 Group stage 3 1 0 2 2 5
China 2007 Group stage 3 0 0 3 3 15
Germany 2011 Did not qualify
Canada 2015 Did not qualify
France 2019 Did not qualify
AustraliaNew Zealand 2023 To be determined
Total 3/9 9 1 1 7 6 30
FIFA Women's World Cup history
Year Round Date Opponent Result Stadium
United States 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
United States 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
China 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

Olympic Games[edit]

    • 1996: Africa not eligible
    • 2000: Did not qualify
    • 2004: Did not qualify
    • 2008: Did not qualify
    • 2012: Did not qualify
    • 2016: Did not qualify

Africa Women Cup of Nations[edit]

Africa Women Cup of Nations record
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
Nigeria 1998 Runners-up 4 2 1 1 11 4 +7
South Africa 2000 Third place 5 3 1 1 13 6 +7
Nigeria 2002 Runners-up 5 3 1 1 9 4 +5
South Africa 2004 Third place 5 3 1 1 7 2 +5
Nigeria 2006 Runners-up 5 4 0 1 7 2 +5
Equatorial Guinea 2008 Group stage 3 1 1 1 4 4 0
South Africa 2010 Group stage 3 1 0 2 4 6 −2
Equatorial Guinea 2012 Did not qualify
Namibia 2014 Group stage 3 1 1 1 2 2 0
Cameroon 2016 Third Place[20] 5 3 1 1 8 4 +4
Ghana 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 Games[edit]

African Games record
Year Round GP W D L GS GA
Nigeria 2003 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
Algeria 2007 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mozambique 2011 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
Republic of the Congo 2015 Winners 4 2 2 0 3 1
Total 4/4 0 0 0 0 0 0

WAFU Zone B Women's Cup[edit]

Winners : 2018

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  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. 26 June 2020. Retrieved 26 June 2020.
  3. ^ "West Africa reigns supreme". African football. BBC Online. 14 July 2004. Retrieved 2007-09-21.
  4. ^ Early Camp For Black Queens Ahead Of Mali Tie
  5. ^ "Black Queens off to Alanya for Turkish Women's Cup". Ghana Football Association. 29 February 2020.
  6. ^ a b Erik Garin (19 March 2006). "African Women Player of the Year". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 2007-10-03.
  7. ^ https://www.happyghana.com/no-problem-handling-black-queens-sellas-tetteh/
  8. ^ https://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/SportsArchive/Black-Queens-Coach-Sacked-26622
  9. ^ https://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/SportsArchive/Black-Queens-Get-New-Coach-26652
  10. ^ https://www.modernghana.com/news/72584/2/eshun-abandons-queens.html
  11. ^ https://www.modernghana.com/sports/97842/paha-appointed-as-queens-coach.html
  12. ^ https://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/SportsArchive/Mumuni-Gamel-is-new-Black-Queens-coach-140189
  13. ^ https://www.modernghana.com/blogs/228510/adusei-named-black-queens-coach.html
  14. ^ https://www.kickoff.com/news/articles/south-africa-news/categories/news/news/former-ghana-defender-kuuku-dadzie-gets-black-queens-job/534328
  15. ^ https://www.primenewsghana.com/sports/yusif-basigi-named-black-princess-coach.html
  16. ^ https://www.ghananewsagency.org/sports/-i-am-happy-with-mercy-tagoe-s-appointment-adwoa-bayor-117272
  17. ^ https://footballghana.com/coach-didi-dramani-quits-black-queens
  18. ^ https://starrfm.com.gh/2018/08/official-bashir-hayford-takes-over-as-black-queens-coach/
  19. ^ https://www.graphic.com.gh/graphicsports/football/mercy-tagoe-quarcoo-appointed-black-queens-coach.html
  20. ^ "Banyana go down to Ghana in women's Afcon bronze-medal match".

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