Ghana women's national football team

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
Nickname(s)Black Queens
AssociationGhana Football Association
ConfederationCAF (Africa)
Sub-confederationWAFU (West Africa)
Head coachMercy Tagoe Quarcoo
CaptainElizabeth Addo [1]
Most capsPortia Boakye
FIFA codeGHA
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 50 3 (27 September 2019)[2]
Highest42 (June 2008)
Lowest53 (July 2003)
First international
Nigeria 5−1 Ghana
(Lagos, Nigeria; 16 February 1991)
Biggest win
Ghana 13−0 Guinea [3]
(Conakry, Guinea; 11 July 2004)
Biggest defeat
Germany 11−0 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)

Coaching staff

  •  Isaac Paha 2004–2008
  •  A. K. Edusei 2008–2011

Players

Current squad

The following players were called up for the 2020 CAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament (third round).

Head coach: Bashir Hayford

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
1 1GK Fafali Dumehasi (1993-12-25) 25 December 1993 Police FC
16 1GK Azume Adams (1997-12-28) 28 December 1997 Prisons Ladies

2 2DF Gladys Amfobea (1998-07-01) 1 July 1998 Lady Strikers
4 2DF Janet Egyir (1992-05-07) 7 May 1992 Afturelding
5 2DF Philicity Asuako (1999-12-25) 25 December 1999 Police FC
6 2DF Ellen Coleman (1995-12-11) 11 December 1995 Lady Strikers
7 2DF Anastasia Akyaa Sea Lions
13 2DF Evelyn Badu (2002-09-11) 11 September 2002
15 2DF Justice Tweneboaa (2001-10-28) 28 October 2001 Ampem Darkoa
18 2DF Rita Okyere (1993-07-14) 14 July 1993 Prisons Ladies

8 3MF Juliet Acheampong (1991-07-11) 11 July 1991 Prisons
10 3MF Ernestina Abambila (1998-12-30) 30 December 1998 Assi
11 3MF Grace Acheampong (2000-09-06) 6 September 2000
14 3MF Priscilla Okyere (1995-06-06) 6 June 1995 Rayo Vallecano
17 3MF Portia Boakye (1989-04-17) 17 April 1989 Djurgårdens IF

3 4FW Mavis Owusu (2003-12-07) 7 December 2003 Ampem Darkoa
9 4FW Elizabeth Owusua Sea Lions
12 4FW Grace Animah (2003-09-04) 4 September 2003 Police Ladies

Recent call ups

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Barikisu Issahaku (2001-11-12) 12 November 2001 Northern Ladies 2020 CAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament (second round)
GK Abigail Tawiah-Mensah Sea Lions 2020 CAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament (second round)
GK Nana Ama Asantewaa (1993-12-28) 28 December 1993 Police FC 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations
GK Patricia Mantey (1992-09-27) 27 September 1992 Immigration Ladies 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations

DF Linda Addai (1995-12-12) 12 December 1995 Soccer Intellectuals 2020 CAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament (second round)
DF Blessing Agbomadzi (2001-06-11) 11 June 2001 Sea Lions 2020 CAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament (second round)
DF Vida Opoku (1997-12-15) 15 December 1997 Police Ladies 2020 CAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament (second round)
DF Cynthia Adobea (1990-09-01) 1 September 1990 Prisons 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations
DF Faustina Ampah (1996-11-30) 30 November 1996 FC Minsk 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations
DF Linda Eshun (1992-08-05) 5 August 1992 Grindavík 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations

MF Ophelia Serwaa Amponsah Ampem Darkoa 2020 CAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament (second round)
MF Joyce Antwiwaa Ashtown Ladies 2020 CAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament (second round)
MF Grace Asantewaa (2000-12-05) 5 December 2000 Logroño 2020 CAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament (second round)
MF Cynthia Yiadom (1994-12-25) 25 December 1994 Army Ladies 2020 CAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament (second round)
MF Elizabeth Addo (1993-09-01) 1 September 1993 Jiangsu Suning 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations
MF Mary Essiful (1993-06-22) 22 June 1993 Soccer Intellectuals 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations
MF Lily Niber-Lawrence (1997-06-23) 23 June 1997 Extremadura 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations
MF Sherifatu Sumaila (1996-11-30) 30 November 1996 Mallbackens IF 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations

FW Mukarama Abdulai (2002-10-16) 16 October 2002 Northern Ladies 2020 CAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament (second round)
FW Leticia Adjei Samara Ladies 2020 CAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament (second round)
FW Princella Adubea (1998-12-27) 27 December 1998 Sporting Huelva 2020 CAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament (second round)
FW Alice Kusi (1995-01-12) 12 January 1995 Zouk Mosbeh 2020 CAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament (second round)
FW Milot Pokuaa (2001-10-10) 10 October 2001 Hasaacas Ladies
FW Ernestina Tetteh Halifax
FW Jane Ayiyem (1997-10-19) 19 October 1997 Police FC 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations
FW Samira Suleman (1991-08-16) 16 August 1991 Afturelding 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations

Notable players (past and present)

Players with Ghanaian roots

Honors

World Cup record

Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
1991 Did not qualify
1995 Did not qualify
1999Group stage3012110
2003Group stage310225
2007Group stage3003315
2011 Did not qualify
2015 Did not qualify
2019 Did not qualify
Total3/89117630
FIFA Women's World Cup history
YearRoundDateOpponentResultStadium
1999 Group stage20 June AustraliaD 1–1Foxboro Stadium, Foxborough
23 June China PRL 0–7Civic Stadium, Portland
26 June SwedenL 0–2Soldier Field, Chicago
2003 Group stage21 September China PRL 0–1The Home Depot Center, Carson
25 September RussiaL 0–3
28 September AustraliaW 2–1PGE Park, Portland
2007 Group stage12 September AustraliaL 1–4Yellow Dragon Sports Center, Hangzhou
15 September CanadaL 0–4
20 September NorwayL 2–7

Performance in Summer Olympics

  • 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
    • 2016: Did not qualify

Performance in Africa Women's Championship

CAF Women's Championship
Year Result GP W D* L GS GA GD
1991Quarter-finals200227−5
1995Semi-finals200225−3
1998Runners-up4211114+7
2000Third place5311136+7
2002Runners-up531194+5
2004Third place531172+5
2006Runners-up540172+5
2008Group stage3111440
2010Group stage310246−2
2012 Did not qualify
2014Group stage3111220
2016Third Place[8]531184+4
2018Group stage3111330
Total12/1345228157249+23
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

All African Games

Football at the African Games
Year Round GP W D L GS GA
2003-000000
2007-000000
2011-000000
2015-000000
Total4/4000000

Competitive statistics

Overall official record

CompetitionStageResultOpponentPosition / notes
00001991 ACQF1–5 1–2 Nigeria
00001995 ACQFwalkover Guinea
0–3 0–2 Nigeria
1998 ACQ11–0 8–0 Guinea
1998 ACGS4–0 South Africa
3–1 Cameroon1 / 3
SF4–1 (AET) Congo DR
F0–2 (AET) Nigeria
1999 WCGS1–1 Australia
0–7 China
0–2 Sweden4 / 4
2000 ACQ2nd QSwalkover Sierra Leone
2000 ACGS2–2 Nigeria
2–0 Cameroon
3–0 Morocco2 / 4
SF0–1 South Africa
BM6–3 Zimbabwe
2002 ACQ2nd QS3–0 3–1 Senegal
2002 ACGS2–0 Mali
1–0 Nigeria
3–0 Ethiopia1 / 4
SF3–2 (AET) Cameroon
F0–2 Nigeria
2003 WCGS0–1 China
0–3 Russia
2–1 Australia3 / 4
2004 ACQ2nd QS13–0 9–0 Guinea
2004 ACGS3–0 South Africa
2–1 Ethiopia
2–0 Zimbabwe1 / 4
SF0–1 (AET) Cameroon
BM0–0 (PSO: 6–5) Ethiopia
2006 ACQ3rd QSwalkover Congo
2006 ACGS1–0 Mali
2–1 Cameroon
3–1 Congo DR1 / 4
SF1–0 South Africa
BM0–1 Nigeria
2007 WCGS1–4 Australia
0–4 Canada
2–7 Norway4 / 4
2008 SOQR162–1 2–0 Angola
QF3–1 1–0 Congo DR
FR1–0 0–2 Nigeria
1–0 2–1 South Africa
walkover Ethiopia2 / 4
2008 ACQ2nd QS1–1 3–0 Ivory Coast
2008 ACGS1–1 Nigeria
0–1 South Africa
3–2 Tunisia3 / 4
2010 ACQ2nd QS1–0 3–0 Senegal
2010 ACGS2–1 Algeria
1–2 Cameroon
1–3 Equatorial Guinea3 / 4
2012 SOQR162–1 5–0 Guinea
QF0–1 2–1 Ethiopia
2012 ACQ1st QS3–0 5–0 Mali
2nd QS1–1 1–1 (PSO: 8–9) Cameroon
2014 ACQ1st QS3–0 3–0 Burkina Faso
2nd QSTBD Ethiopia

See also

References

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