Mas-Ud Didi Dramani, Ghana’s female U20 coach, has named a 23-woman squad to represent the country in the 2016 Fifa U20 Women’s World Cup to be hosted by Papua New Guinea between November 13 and December 4.
The roster includes 19 local players and four foreign-based players, with goalkeepers Victoria Adjei, Fatima Alhassan and Azume Adams.
The Black Princesses qualified for the tournament after seeing off Ethiopia 6-2 on aggregate and have been paired with New Zealand, France and USA in Group C.
Ghana U17 captain Sandra Owusu Ansah, who led the Black Maidens to the quarterfinals at the 2016 Fifa U17 Women’s World Cup, has been called to join the U20 outfit.
Defenders Uwaisa Mawia as well as Philicity Asuako have also earned a place in the squad and are likely to make their second tournament within two months.
Ghana have qualified to the finals of the Fifa U20 Women’s World Cup since 2010 but are yet to progress from the group stage.
Victoria Adjei (ZFK Obilic-Canada)
Azume Adams (Sweden)
Rose Baah (Samaria Ladies)
Rita Darko (Hasaacas Ladies), Vinoria Kuzagbe (Ideal Ladies), Belinda Anane, Faustina Ampah (Blessed Ladies), Vida Opoku (Ladies Strikers), Kate Adu-Agyeman (Ashtown Ladies), Gladys Amfobia (Ladies Strikers)
Rashida Abdul-Rahman (Lepo ladies), Fatima Alhassan (ZFK Obilic- Canada), Patience Adjetey (Inter Royal Ladies), Ernestina Abambila (YoungStown State- USA), Lily Niber-Lawrence (Hasaacas Ladies), Sandra Boakye (Fabulous Ladies), Helena Obeng (Ashtown Ladies), Ramah Alhassan (Northern Ladies), Samira Abdul-Rahman (Lepo Ladies), Wasila Diwura-Soale (Hasaacas Ladies), Sandra Owusu Ansah (Supreme Ladies)
Jane Ayeyiam Akalachiba (Police Ladies), Priscilla Adubea (Ampem Darkoa Ladies), Veronica Appiah (Hasaacas Ladies)