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01.03.2008 Sports News

Anita Amankwah rejoins Queens

By GBC News
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Women's team striker, Anita Amankwah has returned to national team duties with the Black Queens after the lifting of a suspension imposed on her.

The teenage striker joined teammates in the national camp on Thursday for preparations for next weekend's second leg final qualifier for the Africa Women Championship with Ivory Coast at the Ohene Djan Stadium.

Anita had been serving a three-month suspension imposed by the Ghana Football Association for acts of gross indiscipline. But after talks with the management team of the Black Queens and the signing of a bond, the striker was pardoned.

The striker has missed two competitive game for the Black Queens since the sanction after first sitting out of the Women's Olympic qualifying match against South Africa in December before the away game in the Africa Women Championship with Ivory Coast last Saturday.

Ghana are attempting to secure qualification to the finals of the 6th African Women Championship to be hosted by Equatorial Guinea.

The Black Queens drew 1-1 in the first leg game of the Championship's first round qualifier with a game away to Ivory Coast on Saturday.

The Black Queens, ranked Africa's second best team would play the Ivorians at home on March 8 with the winner over the two-leg tie qualifying for the finals of the Africa Women Championship.

And the return of Anita Amankwah is expected to give Ghana coach, Isaac Paha more options upfront as the Black Queens look for the all-important win.

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