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AWCON: Ghana Finalise Preparation, Name Final 18 For Super Falcons Clash

Ghana have named final 18 players to prosecute Sunday’s 2nd leg of the 2022 African Women’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Nigeria’s Super Falcons.

Black Queens’ head coach, Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo named the squad after the team’s final training session on Saturday, which started 2:00 pm at the Accra Sports Stadium.

The players are; Fafali Dumehasi, Victoria Antwi Adjei, Justice Tweneboa, Gladys Anfobea, Janet Egyir, Nina Norshie, Blessing Agbomadzi, Ellen Coleman, Portia Boakye, Naomi Anima, Grace Asantewaa, Monica Addai, Grace Animah, Princella Adubea, Sonia Opoku , Vivian Adjei Konadu, Elizabeth Owusu , Sophia Agyakwa.

According to a report on the official website of Ghana Football Association, the coach and captain of the side addressed the media after the training session, with questions restricted to the upcoming game against the 11-time African champions.

Meanwhile, the Black Queens will have about 4,000 home fans rooting for them after the Confederation of African Football (CAF) approved Ghana’s request to admit as many fans for the match.

Super Falcons will also enjoy support from hundreds of their compatriots resident in Ghana as they strive to defend their 2-0 advantage from the first leg at Mobolaji Johnson Arena, Lagos on Wednesday.

Two first-half goals by Uchenna Kanu meant Nigeria would go into tomorrow’s match with a huge advantage, but must work extra hard to defend it against their hosts, who put up a virtusuo performance in Lagos, and shouldn’t be underated by the defending champions.

The 24-year-old Linköpings FC of Sweden forward struck on 21 and 27 minutes, to give the Randy Walldrum’s team a deserved victory at the refurbished stadium.

Winners over the legs will face either Niger or South Africa at the next stage of qualification for AFCON finals to be staged by Morocco from July 2 to 23 next year.

The series will throw up eleven teams to join the host nation at AWCON finals, which also doubles as the African qualifiers to the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, with the last four teams booking tickets to the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand while two more teams will advance to the inter-confederation play-offs.

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