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U-20 WWC: Ghana’s Princesses set for two-week training camp in Europe

The Black Princesses of Ghana will be stepping up preparations for the Costa Rica 2022 Fifa U-20 Women’s World Cup with a two-week training camp in Europe.

According to the Ghana Football Association (GFA), coach Ben Fokuo’s side will relocate from their Ghanaman Soccer Centre of Excellence in Prampram camping base for a new environment from July 15 but failed to name the European destination.

“The Black Princesses will pitch camp in Europe from July 15-30 ahead of the FIFA Women’s U-20 World Cup in Costa Rica.

“Ghana will be making a record 6th straight appearance at the Fifa U-20 World Cup in Costa Rica in August this year.

“Head Coach Ben Fokuo will use the two-week tour to put final touches on the team’s preparations ahead of the tournament,” a publication read Wednesday.

Ghana are housed in a tough Group D with the USA, Japan and the Netherlands for the 16-team World Cup scheduled for August 10-28.

Princesses will open their campaign in the group against record winners USA at Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto on August 11 before taking on reigning champions Japan in their second game at the same venue three days later.

The final group game for Ghana is against the Netherlands on August 17 at Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica.

Earlier this month, 32 players were invited to camp to resume preparations for the World Cup:

Goalkeepers (4):

Cynthia Fiindib Konlan (Pearl Pia Ladies), Grace Buoadu Banwaa (Hasaacas Ladies), Abigail Tawiah Mensah (Berry Ladies), Ziblim Farhama (Bagabaga Ladies)

Defenders (9):

Louisa Aniwaa (Police Ladies), Selina Anima (Berry Ladies), Abena Anoma Opoku (Ampem Darkoa Ladies), Zuleiha Fuseini (Pearl Pia Ladies), Rebecca Atinga (Prisons Ladies), Ayisha Yakubu (Pearlpia Ladies), Comfort Yeboah (Ampem Darkoa Ladies), Anasthesia Achiaa (Ampem Darkoa Ladies), Susan Ama Duah (Berry Ladies)

Midfielders (8):

Cecilia Nyama (Ridge City Women), Azumah Bugre (Hasaacas Ladies), Monica Addai (Berry Ladies), Stella Nyamekye (Dreamz Ladies), Evelyn Badu (Avaldsnes IL, Norway), Afia Nyarko (Kumasi Sports Academy), Jacqueline Owusu Amoako (Emek Hefer WFC, Israel), Elshaddai Acheampong (Gokulam Kerala, India)

Wingers (6):

Rahama Jafar (Northern Ladies), Grace Anima (Police Ladies), Gifty Addai Boakye (LadyStrikers), Suzzy Dede Teye (LadyStrikers), Mafia Nyame (Faith Ladies), Sharon Esinam Sampson (Hammarby IF, Sweden)

Strikers (5):

Ophelia Serwaa Amponsah (Ampem Darkoa Ladies), Salamatu Abdulai (Northern Ladies), Doris Boaduwaa (Hassacas Ladies), Elizabeth Oppong (Thunder Queens), Mukarama Abdulai (Deportivo Alaves, Spain)



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