Alice Kusi signs for Jordanian side Shabab

Author: Beatrice Laryea, Back from Abidjan Courtesy: M&C Group
Alice Kusi

Black Queens midfielder, Alice Kusi, has signed a one-year contract with Jordanian Women’s Football League side Shabab Al-Ordon.

The 24-year-old player, who is due to leave the country on May 30 for Jordan, signed the contract three weeks ago but her managers pleaded with her new employers to allow the player fulfil national commitments by joining the Black Queens to the WAFU Zone B Women’s tournament in Abidjan where she assisted the team to win bronze.

At the WAFU tournament, Alice scored three goals and was adjudged the woman of the match during Ghana’s semi-final match against Nigeria at the Stade Robert Champroux.

While in Abidjan, she told the Graphic Sports in an exclusive interview that signing the contract with Shabab was the best decision as it made her dream of becoming a professional footballer a reality.

“Since childhood, all I wanted to do was to be a professional footballer. Last year, I had a chance to play in Lebanon but I knew that was not my final destination. So I had to keep on pushing till I get to where I want to go. This is a stepping stone and I believe there are more opportunities that I can explore in my career,” she said.

“I signed a contract with Shabab about three weeks ago, but I travelled with the Queens to Abidjan because of the WAFU tournament, but now that it’s over, I will join my new club soon,” she added.

Alice played for Lebanese side, Zouk Mosbeh Girls, during the 2017/2018 season before returning to assist Kumasi-based Fabulous Ladies in the just-ended Normalisation Committee-organised Women’s Special Cup where she scored five goals.

The former student of Kumasi Anglican Senior High School scored twice in the semi-final to send Fabulous Ladies to the final of the first edition of the Sanford Women's FA Cup in 2016.

She was part of Ghana's squad at the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in 2014 and also a key member of the bronze medal winning team at the 2016 African Women's Championship held in Cameroun.