The Best In The Women’s Football – Ghana
Previous FlFA women’s World Cup appearances: 1999, 2003
All-time best: 1999 and 2003 FIFA Women’s World Cup group stages
Coach: Isaac Paha has had two spells as coach of Ghana’s men’s senior side (in 1996 and 2003) and has also worked with various national youth teams. Since 2004, the former international has coached his country’s top women players.
Star player: Adjoa Bayor is the Black Queens’ captain. Standing 1.58m tall, the former African Footballer of the Year makes up for what she lacks in height by playing with great tenacity and heart. The 28-year-old playmaker had a spell playing and studying in the USA in 2003.
The team: Ghana’s strength lies in defence, where goalkeeper Gladys Enti is rock solid. Currently ranked no. 2 in Africa after Nigeria, they are an experienced side, the majority of whose members took part in the 2003 World Cup.