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Linda Eshun, Elizabeth Addo two other players makes 2016 AWCON best X1

Linda Eshun, Elizabeth Addo two other players makes 2016 AWCON best X1

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Two Black Queens players Linda Eshun and Elizabeth Addo  have been named in the just ended African Women’s Cup of Nations team of the tournament with Portia Boakye and Janet Egyir named as substitutes. Top scorer of the competition Asisat Oshoala, Desire Oparanoize and Osinachi Ohale of Nigwria are included in the tournament’s best 11 by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) according to a report on their website on Sunday. Cameroonian goalkeeper Annette Ngo Ndom who conceded just a goal in the tournament was named in goal, while compatriot Meffoumetou Tcheno, Ohale, Janine Vam Wyk from South Africa and Ghana’s Linda Eshun complete the defence line. In midfield, Jermaine Seoposenwe, Raisa Feudjio, Elizabeth Addo and Gabrielle Aboudi are included while Oparanoize and Osho
Nigeria beat Cameroon to win eighth African Women Championship

Nigeria beat Cameroon to win eighth African Women Championship

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The Nigerian female national team the Super Falcons have been crowned champions of this year's African Women Championship in Cameroon. Nigeria won the 2016 women's Africa Cup of Nations for an eighth time after a 1-0 win over hosts Cameroon in front of a capacity 40,000 crowd in Yaounde. A late goal from Desire Oparanozie was enough for Nigeria to retain the trophy they won in Namibia two years ago. The Super Falcons have dominated this competition, winning all but two of the ten editions played so far. In a repeat of the 2014 final, Cameroon finished as runners-up again despite enjoying massive home support. In front of Cameroon president Paul Biya, the hosts had the best of the first half, with a number of chances for Aboudi Onguene, but the Indomitable Lionesses faile
Black Queens beat South Africa to win bronze

Black Queens beat South Africa to win bronze

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yA Linda Eshun's second half goal was enough to hand the Ghana Black Queens the bronze medal in this year's African Women Championship in Cameroon. The Queens were playing for the third spot after losing to host nation Cameroon in the semi-final on Tuesday. Coach Basigi's side were bent on winning something for country after missing out in the final. They dictated the pace of the game with sweet inter positional play but it was Linda Eshun who broke the deadlock when she registered the only goal of the game to win the day for the ladies. The south Africans fought back so hard but saw all theirefforts go waste. Nigeria will now face Cameroon in the final on Sunday. 
We will bounce back against South Africa — Basigi

We will bounce back against South Africa — Basigi

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Ghana's senior female football team, the Black Queens, have vowed to bounce back after missing the opportunity to win their first Africa Women's Championship (AWC) title in Cameroon. The Queens last Tuesday lost their semi-final game 0-1 against hosts, Cameroon and will now have to play for third place against South Africa who also lost 0-1 to Nigeria. Despite their loss, Coach Yussif Basigi in a post match press conference said he was proud of his ladies as they did not embarrass themselves."It is disappointing that we could not accomplish our mission of winning the title, but in defeat to Cameroon, my ladies did very well. "Much as it hurts, I think football was for once fair, as the Cameroonians needed to reward the huge attendance and support from their fans with victory. I woul...
Queens battle Cameroon today … In African Women’s Nations Cup semis

Queens battle Cameroon today … In African Women’s Nations Cup semis

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GHANA’S senior national female team, Black Queens, will have to put in an extra effort to go past Cameroon as the two imposing sides clash this afternoon in the semi finals of this year’s African Women’s Championship. The host nations of this year’s competition will have revenge in mind as they come into this game after losing by a lone goal to the Ghanaians in the finals of the All Africa Games in Congo Brazzaville last year. Ghana had a tough time in their final group game against Mali but was able to beat the West Africans by 3-1 to advance to the semi final stage of the competition. The Black Queens are unbeaten in three games so far in the competition and are poised to keep their unbeaten run after the game to make it to the final and eventually lift the trophy. Head Coach of
Basigi boast ahead of Ghana, Nigeria clash

Basigi boast ahead of Ghana, Nigeria clash

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Ghana head coach Yusif Basigi has boasted that the Super Falcons of Nigeria will not find it easy against the Black Queens when the two African giants meet. The Falcons and Ghana will face each other on Wednesday in a Group B tie at the ongoing Africa Women’s Cup of Nations in Cameroon. On Sunday, the Falcons thrashed Mali 6-0 while Ghana came back from a goal down to beat debutantes Kenya 3-1. Basigi stated that it will not be business as usual for the Falcons. “Ghana – Nigeria is always a different ball game,” he told cafonline.com. “They massacred Mali 6-0 but it doesn’t mean that they will massacre Ghana. “Let the day come and we will see what happens.” he added.
Black Princesses crushed out of Women World Cup

Black Princesses crushed out of Women World Cup

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USA were made to work overtime before earning a come-from-behind 1-1 draw against Ghana to ensure top spot in Group C. It was a hard-fought match with limited goal scoring opportunities at either end in a blustery Sir John Guise Stadium in Port Moresby. USA commenced the day in top spot and needed only a draw to guarantee progression, but a point would have left the door open for France or New Zealand to leapfrog them at the summit. As it panned out, France’s 2-0 win saw the pair level at the top on points and goals only for USA to finish as group-winners on  Fair Play criteria, having picked up one fewer yellow card. The goal scoring was compacted into two first-half minutes with Ghana breaking the deadlock on 20 minutes. Ernestina Abambila pushed a lobbed ball over the ba
I Expect Something Big: Coach Basigi

I Expect Something Big: Coach Basigi

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Ghana’s Black Queens begins their quest for a maiden continental women’s title in Cameroon on Sunday after the perennial favorites have failed time without number to annex the trophy they have countlessly been expected to win. The Ghanaians are rated among the favorites based on pedigree, rather than honors but head coach Yusif Basigi is convinced the story could be re-told this time round. The Queens are housed in Group B in holders and arch rivals Nigeria, fellow West Africans Mali with debutants Kenya completing the pool. Basigi told CAFOnline.com: “Our chances are very bright because we have prepared for this particular tournament. People may think because we have not played friendly matches we are not ready but fortunately for us our foreign players joined the team and we ar
Late-goal denies Black Princesses win against France

Late-goal denies Black Princesses win against France

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Another last minute goal caused Ghana its first win in the ongoing 2016 FIFA U20 World Cup tournament in Papua New Guinea as the Black Princesses drew 2-2 with France on Thursday. Delphine Cascarino gave the French side the lead on the half hour mark before Sandra Owusu Ansah equalized for the Princesses with a minute to end the first half. Jane Ayieyam put Ghana ahead in the 65th minute and just when Ghana thought it was going to seal the three points in the game, substitute Clara Mateo scored a heart breaking goal to end the game level. France began the game as the better side as they tried to break the resolute  Ghanaian defense from the blast of the whistle. They were rewarded with a goal  in the 30th minute when Cascarino latched on to a pass from Gauvin who was surgin
Kayza Massey: From the orphanage to the World Cup Featured

Kayza Massey: From the orphanage to the World Cup Featured

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It takes just a few seconds and a couple of words to establish that Kayza Massey is no ordinary Ghanaian. But it is only once she starts telling her full, remarkable story - all in a distinctively Canadian accent - that it becomes clear just how extraordinary this 15-year-old goalkeeper is.   As with any tale, it is best to begin at the start and, in this case, the fortuitous meeting with a charity worker that changed her life forever. "I was born in Ghana but I was in an orphanage until my mom came from Canada," Massey told FIFA.com. "She had been working in Ghana for UNICEF at the time, building a school in Walewale, and someone told her one day, 'Oh, we have a surprise for you'. That surprise was one-month old baby - me - and she decided to adopt me....