Ghana women's national football team

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Ghana
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Black Queens
Association Ghana Football Association
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Sub-confederation WAFU (West Africa)
Head coach Yusif Basigi
Captain Mercy Myles
Most caps Portia Boakye ()
FIFA code GHA
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 45 Steady (24 March 2017)
Highest 42 (June 2008)
Lowest 53 (July 2003)
First international
Nigeria Nigeria 5−1 Ghana Ghana
(Lagos, Nigeria; 16 February 1991)
Biggest win
Ghana Ghana 13−0 Guinea Guinea[1]
(Conakry, Guinea; 11 July 2004)
Biggest defeat
Germany Germany 11−0 Ghana Ghana
(Paderborn, Germany; 22 July 2016)
World Cup
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.

Honors[edit]

World Cup record[edit]

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
Total 3/7 9 1 1 7 6 30

Performance in Summer Olympics[edit]

  • 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

Performance in Africa Women's Championship[edit]

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
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[2]
Total 10/12 37 18 6 13 61 42 +19
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Current squad[edit]

Head coach: Yusif Basigi

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK Fafali Dumehasi (1993-12-25)25 December 1993 (aged 20) Ghana Police Accra
2 3MF Hillia Kobblah (1991-07-07)7 July 1991 (aged 23) Ghana Faith Ladies
3 3MF Mary Berko (1988-06-01)1 June 1988 (aged 26) Ghana Police Accra
4 2DF Janet Egyir (1992-05-07)7 May 1992 (aged 22) Ghana Hasaacas Ladies
5 4FW Faiza Ibrahim (1990-03-22)22 March 1990 (aged 24) Ghana Police Accra
6 4FW Elizabeth Cudjoe (1992-10-17)17 October 1992 (aged 21) Ghana Hasaacas Ladies
7 3MF Agnes Quaye (1989-10-05)5 October 1989 (aged 25) Ghana Immigration Accra
8 2DF Juliet Acheampong (1991-07-11)11 July 1991 (aged 23) Ghana Ashtown Ladies
9 4FW Samira Suleman (1991-08-16)16 August 1991 (aged 23) Ghana Hasaacas Ladies
10 2DF Grace Asare (1974-10-27)27 October 1974 (aged 39) Ghana Reformers Ladies
11 2DF Cynthia Adobea (1990-08-01)1 August 1990 (aged 24) Ghana Reformers Ladies
12 4FW Agnes Aduako (1989-12-25)25 December 1989 (aged 24) Ghana Fabulous Ladies
13 4FW Leticia Zikpi (c) (1986-02-12)12 February 1986 (aged 28) Ghana Immigration Accra
14 2DF Mercy Myles (1992-05-02)2 May 1992 (aged 22) Ghana Reformers Ladies
15 3MF Elizabeth Addo (1993-09-01)1 September 1993 (aged 22) Sweden Kvarnsvedens IK
16 2DF Rosemary Ampem (1992-08-27)27 August 1992 (aged 22) Ghana Immigration Accra
17 1GK Nana Asantewaa (1993-12-23)23 December 1993 (aged 20) Ghana Police Accra
18 3MF Portia Boakye (1989-04-17)17 April 1989 (aged 25) Ghana Fabulous Ladies
19 3MF Mary Essiful (1993-06-22)22 June 1993 (aged 21) Ghana Intellectuals Ladies
20 4FW Diana Ankomah (1989-09-19)19 September 1989 (aged 25) Ghana Police Accra
21 2DF Linda Eshun (1992-08-05)5 August 1992 (aged 22) Ghana Hasaacas Ladies
22 1GK Patricia Mantey (1992-08-27)27 August 1992 (aged 22) Ghana Immigration Accra

Staff[edit]

[3]

Head coach
  • Yusif Basigi
Goalkeeper Coach
  • Dora Zita
Management Committee chairman
  • Alhaji Adam Munkaila

Notable players (past and present)[edit]

Players with Ghanaian roots[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Competitive statistics[edit]

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 Nigeria 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 Côte d'Ivoire
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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "West Africa reigns supreme". African football. BBC Online. 14 July 2004. Retrieved 2007-09-21. 
  2. ^ "Banyana go down to Ghana in women's Afcon bronze-medal match". 
  3. ^ Early Camp For Black Queens Ahead Of Mali Tie
  4. ^ a b Erik Garin (19 March 2006). "African Women Player of the Year". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 2007-10-03. 
  5. ^ Arthur, Sylvia (2007). "What's On Ghana" (Ghana@50 edition) page 31. 21 April 2007.
  6. ^ 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. 

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