Black Princesses starting line-up against France

Author: Maurice Quansah
Black Princesses are in high spirits ahead of their opening game against hosts France

Black Princesses coach, Yusif Basigi, has named his starting for their opening FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup game against France at the Stade de la Rabine in Vannes on Sunday.

The Ghana coach has opted for experience as he seeks to get his ladies to get off to a good start in their Group A campaign. Most of the players in his starting lineup against the hosts were part of the team that drew 2-2 against France at the group stage of the 2016 tournament in Papua New Guinea.

Meanwhile, the jersey numbers for Ghana’s 21-member squad have also been revealed by FIFA

Ghana’s starting XI
Goalkeeper: Martha Annan
Defenders: Philicity Asuako, Justice Tweneboah, Linda Amoako, Blessing Agbomadzi
Midfielders: Grace Asantewaa, Ernestina Abambilla, Grace Acheampong
Forwards: Sandra Owusu-Ansah, Kate Adu Agyeman, Rafia Alhassan Kulchire

Ghana's squad at the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup
Princesses shirt numbers revealed
*Shirt numbers in parenthesis

Goalkeepers
Esther Agyeman (1)
Martha Annan (16)
Kerrie MCCarthy (21)

Defenders
Cecilia Hagan (2)
Justice Tweneboah (4)
Linda Amoako (5)
Belinda Anane (12)
Philicity Asuako (14)
Evelyn Badu (17)
Joyce Asamoah (19)

Midfielders 
Grace Asantewaa (6)
Grace Acheampong (8)
Ernestina Abambilla (10)
Olivia Anokye (11)
Kate Adu Agyeman (20)

Forwards 
Ruth Anima (3)
Rafia Alhassan Kulchire (7)
Helena Obeng (13)
Sandra Owusu-Ansah (9)
Kunduck Peterson (15)