Myralyn Osei Agyemang

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Mimi Nartey
Personal information
Full name Myralyn Nartey
Date of birth (1981-11-05) 5 November 1981 (age 37)
Place of birth United States[1]
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2003[2] Portland Rain
National team
1998–2003[3] Ghana 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 September 2003

Myralyn “Mimi” Nartey (née Osei-Agyemang; born November 5, 1981) is a former American-born Ghanaian footballer who played for the Ghana national team as a forward.

International career[edit]

Although raised in Portland, Oregon,[4] she qualified to represent Ghana through her father, Simon Osei-Agyemang.[5] She made her international debut in 1998, aged 16,[6] and became the first one who was born outside Ghana.[7] She was part of the team at the 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup.[8]

Personal life[edit]

She currently lives in Playa Vista, Los Angeles with her husband Kofi Nartey and their two children.[9] Her younger sister, Candice Osei-Agyemang, represented Ghana at the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.[10]


  1. ^ "For former pro soccer player, future kicks will promote health among African girls" (PDF). UCLA. Here I was, born and raised in the United States with all the resources anyone could have, and commissioned by Ghana to play a sport – yet, I was having problems getting access to health care when I was sick
  2. ^ "Rain".
  3. ^ "Mimi Nartey". Linked in.
  4. ^ Jeansonne, John (September 20, 2003). "Soccer Culture Shock / For Ghana women, playing in America has been an eye-opening experience".
  5. ^ "A song for Mimi". GhanaWeb. 28 September 2003.
  6. ^ Andrews, Allison. "Mimi's Moment to Shine".
  7. ^ "Sports for Health Promotion and Empowerment". Mimi Nartey.
  8. ^ "FIFA Women's World Cup USA 2003 - Technical Report" (PDF). FIFA Women's World Cup United States 2003. FIFA. 2003. Retrieved 2007-09-28.
  9. ^ "About". Mimi Nartey.
  10. ^ "West African duo march easily to Japan". FIFA. 21 May 2012.