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Bashir Hayford, head coach of the female national football team, the Black Queens, has named his final squad for the 2018 African Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON), to be hosted by Ghana.

The Black Queens, are targeting their first ever championship title in a a tournament to be staged at the Accra and the Cape Coast Sports Stadium from November 17- December 1.

Coach Hayford's side was confirmed by the Ghana Football Association (GFA), on Sunday afternoon, few hours before pretournament friendly against South Africa.

Philicity Asuako and Grace Asantewaa, who were in Ghana’s team for the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, have been handed call ups into the squad, for the upcoming tournament.

The team also includes; experienced goalkeepers Patricia Mantey, Fafali Dumahisi, with the likes of Nana Ama Asantewaa, Samira Suleman and Priscilla Okyere.

Ghana would face Algeria in the Group A opener at the Accra stadium before taking on Mali and Cameroon in subsequent group matches.

Below is the squad:


Final list:
1. Patricia Mantey


2. Fafali Dumahisi


3. Nana Ama Asantewaa


4. Linda Eshun


5. Janet Egyir


6. Cynthia Adobea


7. Ellen Coleman


8. Faustina Ampah


9. Philicity Asuako


10. Gladys Amfobea


11. Portia Boakye


12. Elizabeth Addo


13. Sherrifatu Sumaila


14. Grace Asantewaa


15. Priscilla Okyere


16. Samira Suleman


17. Juliet Acheampong


18. Lily Niber-Lawrence


19. Mary Essiful


20. Jane Ayieyam


21. Alice Kusi


Source: GNA

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