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05.11.2008 Football News

Queens dealt Amankwaah blow

					Queens dealt Amankwaah blow

THE QUEENS WILL LOOK ELSEWHERE FOR GOALS Black Queens striker Anita Amankwaah has been ruled of this month's Africa Women's Championship in Equatorial Guinea due to a knee injury.


The 19-year-old got injured during an Africa Under-20 qualifier against Nigeria and in Abuja early this year and failed in her battle to full fitness.

Amankwaah is top scorer for the Black Queens and her absence will create a vacuum in the team's striking force.

She emerged golden-shoe winner at the last Africa Championship in Nigeria in 2006 after scoring four goals to win silver for Ghana.

"I must admit this is a big blow for our team but we will try and overcome it and move on," Head coach Mumuni Gamel told

"We knew she wasn't going to be part of the team because she never recovered from the injury," he added

"We have adequately prepared for her absence and there good substitutes to fill the gap."

Amankwaah scored Ghana's only goal at the last Fifa World Cup in China where the Queens failed to progress past the group stages. 


Ghana begin her campaign in Group B against the champions Super Falcons of Nigeria on 16 November. 

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