Queens’ final list for WAFU tourney out

Author: Rosalind K. Amoh
Some of the Queens players who made it to the final list
Some of the Queens players who made it to the final list

Black Queens head Coach, Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo has named her list of 20 players selected for this year's  West Africa Football Union (WAFU) Zone B tournament  scheduled for Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, from May 8 to 18.

Tagoe Quarcoo made her final list from the 25 players who were in camp having made the cut from the initial 30 invited to prepare for the tournament.

Last Monday, the Graphic Sports rightly predicted the final list, except Evelyn Owusuaa who missed out.

Eleven players who played for the Queens at the 2018 tournament maintained their places in the team, with Fafali Dumehasi securing the  first choice goalkeeper’s role.

Also on the list are world Under-17 top striker, Mukarama Abdulai, and her counterpart, Grace Animah.

Explaining the choice of the final 20 to the Graphic Sports Online, the coach who led the Queens to win the maiden tournament in Abidjan last year, said the players were selected due to the quality and experience they bring to the team.

The Queens are due to leave for Abidjan on Friday to begin their title defence on May 9 against Mali in  Group B which also has Nigeria and Niger.

The final squad
Goalkeepers
Fafali Dumehasi -   Police Ladies
Azume Adams -     Prisons Ladies
Barikisu Isshaku -    Northern Ladies

Defenders
Janet Agyir -      Hasaacas Ladies
Gladays 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