2018 Women’s AFCON: Ghana coach makes changes to starting XI

Author: Beatrice Laryea
Ghana line up against Algeria last Saturday

Head coach of the Black Queens Bashir Hayford has made two changes to the team that faced Algeria on Saturday ahead of their second Group A match against Mali at the Accra Sports Stadium on Tuesday.

Coach Bashir replaced Captain Elizabeth Addo with Grace Asantewaa and dropped forward Samira Suleman with Police Ladies striker Jane Ayiyem.

Both Elizabeth Addo and Samira were wasteful during their opening game on Saturday losing a substantial number of scoring chances as Ghana won the game 1-0.

Coach Bashir however, kept faith with goalkeeper Patricia Mantey ahead of Fafali Dumehisi and Nana Ama Asantewaa.

Ghana line up

Patricia Mantey, Gladys Amfobea, Linda Eshun, Janet Egyir, Grace Asantewaa, Sherrifatu Sunaila, Juliet Acheampong, Priscilla Okyere, Faustina Ampah, Portia Boakye (captain), Jane Ayiyiem

Mali line up

Adoudou Konate (goalkeeper), Coulouba Sogore, Sebe Coulibaly, Fatoumata Doumbia, Fatoumata Diarra, Bassira Toure, Binta Diarra, Salimata Diarra, Lala Dicko, Aissatou Diadhiou, Aissata Traore