The Normalisation Committee of Ghana Football has congratulated Black Maidens captain, Mukarama Abdulai, on her achievements at the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.
The Northern Ladies skipper bagged seven goals at the just-ended tournament to claim the Adidas Golden boot award, as well as the Bronze Ball as the third best player of the tournament despite merely reaching the quarter-finals.
The teenage sensation has also been shortlisted for the continent’s best female player prize at the 2018 CAF Awards ceremony slated for Dakar, Senegal, in January.
A statement released by the Spokesperson of the GFA Normalisation Committee, Dan Kwaku Yeboah, yesterday applauded the exploits of the Maidens captain, saying: “GFA Normalisation Committee congratulates Ghana U-17 captain, Mukarama Abdulai, for winning the Golden Boot after finishing as the top scorer at the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup held in Uruguay.
“Your penchant for goals saw you score seven goals in four matches. You gallantly led the Black Maidens to advertise the Ghanaian brand of football that captured the imagination of the world,” it noted.
“Winning the Golden Boot, as well as the Adidas Bronze Ball (third best player) epitomises your valiant display of soccer artistry. We encourage you to remain focused and dedicated to your career.”
The Normalisation Committee, chaired by Dr Kofi Amoah, also commended the entire Black Maidens team for reaching the quarter-final stage of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.
“Getting to the quarter-final stage of a prestigious competition like the World Cup is no mean feat. You did the nation proud, and we say ayekoo!
“The government and the good people of Ghana are very much appreciative of your achievement,” the statement concluded.