Grace Asantewaa finally leaves for Spain to begin career with EDF Logroño

Author: Beatrice Laryea
Grace Asanyewaa (middle), Black Queens goalkeeper Fafali Dumehasi and a fan at the airport

Ampem Darkoa Ladies and Black Queens midfielder Grace Asantewaa on Thursday left Ghana for Spain to continue her football career with Spanish Iberdrola side EDF Logroño.

 The 18-year-old midfielder has joined a Spanish’s top-flight club EDF Logroño as her first experience abroad.

She completed the deal in August but joined the Black Queens for their 2020 Tokyo Olympics qualifier two-legged ties against Gabon, which the Queens won 5-0 on aggregate.

 The enterprising midfielder won the National Women's League title twice with Ampem Darkoa Ladies in 2015-16 and 2016-2017 seasons.

Asantewaa has represented the country in the FIFA U17 and U20 Women's World Cup finals. She has six international caps and scored two goals for the Black Queens.

She was nominated for the Best Female Footballer of the Year gong at the 2018 Ghana Football Awards alongside Northern Ladies star Mukarama Abdulai and Hasaacas Ladies midfielder Janet Egyir.