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15.04.2008 Sports News

Maidens prepare for U-17 qualifier

By Ghana FA
Maidens prepare for U-17 qualifier

The girl's Under-17 team, the Black Maidens would continue with their push for a place at the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup as they return to camp to prepare for the African qualifiers.

Thirty girls called up the technical team, started preparations at the national camp in Prampram on Monday for the upcoming qualifier against DR Congo next month.

Ghana is vying for one of Africa's three spots for the first edition of the FIFA Women's World Cup scheduled for New Zealand from October 28 to November 16, 2008.

The two-leg tie with DR Congo would determine who seals one of the qualifying places available to the continent at the maiden World Cup.

Ghana kept their FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup qualification hopes on course with a 6-0 aggregate win over Zambia.

The Black Maidens kicked out Zambia in the last round of qualifiers as they seek to get past DR Congo in the first round stage.

The journey to New Zealand for the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup from the African continent has now been narrowed to six teams in search of three qualifying places for the debut Under-17 World Cup tournament.

Players called up for the DR Congo match are:

Mercy Myles, Benedicta Adjei, Princilla Okine, Henrietta Annie, Eugenia Tei, Victoria Dadzie, Ernestina Adjetey, Rishala Shaibu and Gladys Neequaye.

Also called up are Margaret Otoo, Hillia Mantenn Kobblah, Christian Baiden, Ellen Coleman, Mary Essiful, Linda Eshun, Elizabeth Cudjoe, Jennifer Cudjoe, Perpetual Agyekum and Abena Amponsah.

Others include Latifa Baba, Nimatu Mohammed, Rashida Rahman-Abdul, Jeddo Karjira, Priscilla Saahene, Ruth Appiah, Deborah Afriyie, Cynthia Boakye-Yiadom, Rosemary Ampem, Linda Aboagye and Selina Aguabasidu.

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