Photos: Queens off to Abidjan for WAFU tourney

Author: Beatrice Laryea
The Queens and their technical handlers posed for the cameras ahead of their departure

The national senior women’s football team, Black Queens on Monday left Accra for Abidjan, the capital of Cote d’Ivoire to participate in the second edition of the West Africa Football Union (WAFU) Zone B Tournament, which starts from Wednesday May 8 to Saturday, May 18.

The 20 players and their technical handlers, led by Coach Mercy Tagoe Quarcoo, will participate in the eight-nation tournament which has Nigeria’s Super Falcons as contenders.

The Queens, defending champions, are drawn in Group A alongside hosts Cote d’Ivoire, Senegal and Togo.

Nigeria, Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger are drawn in Group B.

Ghana’s final squad
Goalkeepers
Fafali Dumehasi –   Police Ladies
Azume Adams –     Prisons Ladies
Barikisu Isshaku –    Northern Ladies

Defenders
Janet Agyir –      Hasaacas Ladies
Gladys Amfobea –  LadyStrikers FC
Justice Tweneboa-   Ampem Darkoa
Ellen Coleman –  Ladystrikers FC
Anatasia Akyaa –   Sea Lions FC
Blessing Agbomadzi –  Sea Lions Ladies
Rita Okyere –                Prisons Ladies

Midfielders
Grace Asantewaa-    Ampem Darkoaa Ladies
Diana Weige  –             Halifax Ladies
Juliet Acheampong  –  Prisons Ladies
Grace Animah –         Police Ladies
Evelyn Badu  –    Hasaacas Ladies
Linda Addai –       Soccer Intellectuals

Forwards
Mavis Owusu – Ampem Darkoaa
Alice Kusi –     Fabulous Ladies
Mukarama Abdulai   -Northern Ladies
Jane Ayieyam – Police Ladies

Technical staff

Mercy Tagoe Quarcoo – Head coach

Nana Joe Adarkwah – Assistant coach

Kate Boachie Agyeman – Team Doctor

Margaret Foli – Physiotherapist

Rosemary Asiedua –Team Nurse

Anita Wiredu – Welfare manager

Patience Quarshie – Kits manager.