There are five top female Ghanaian footballers I want to talk about in this article because of their achievements – not just for country but for club too.
Female football players are not often given the chance to be on top, whether it’s Ghanaian or anywhere else in the world.
Most times they have to take their chances to become stars in their own right.
Now for those of them who have struggled and made it in the football industry, here are the top five of them who have come from Ghana.
Top 5 Female Ghanaian Footballers
5 ERNESTINA ABAMBILA
Ernestina Abambila, 23, is a midfielder with Medyk Komondor and the Ghana National team.
She is one of Ghanian best female players and built careers in her country starting right from her college days.
She played with Ghana under 17 teams, scoring 2 goals in 11 games and scored 2 goals.
Abambila joined Youngstown state in 2016, where she played in 22 games and scored 14 goals, and played for Ghana under 20 team from 2016 to 2018.
She debuted for the national team’s first senior team in a match against France.
4 ELIZABETH ADDO
Elizabeth Addo was born on 1st September 1993 in Accra, Ghana.
She plays as a forward for the American National Women’s soccer league side, North Carolina Courage, and the Ghana Women’s National team.
She played as a youth for Tesano ladies FC in 2003-2006 and later joined the Athleta ladies FC in 2007-2012.
Addo then moved to Nigerian’s River Angels FC from 2012-2014.
She made her first debut with the Ghana senior team in 2016.
In 2020, Elizabeth captained the Ghana National team and won 3rd place in the Turkish Women’s cup.
Addo is currently the captain of the Ghana women’s senior team.
3 PORTIA BOAKYE
Portia Boakye was born on the 17th of 1989 in Accra, Ghana and is an active player of the Ghana women’s national team.
An attacker, she is a prominent figure of Swedish club Djurgardens IF.
As a youth, she played for the fabulous Ladies from 2004-2009 before joining the club’s senior team in 2009-2016.
Boakye joined the Ostersunds DFF afterwards, making her first appearance as a substitute against AIK football Damer.
She scored the only goal in the match and won the woman of the match award.
On the national level, Portia is a prominent figure with her country and won the 2010 Africa Women Championship finals.
In 2016, she won the best Ghanaian female footballer of the year after organized by Ghana Sports Writers after claiming the highest vote.
2 JANE AYIYEM
Jane Ayiyem, 23, is a forward with the Ghana women’s national team and club side Police FC.
She kicked off her career with Telecom Ladies in 2006 and spent a total of six years where she played 27 games and scored 19 goals.
Ayiyem joined Police FC in 2013 and has been with the club to date. She has played a total of 32 games and scored 27 goals.
She represented Ghana in the under 17 team from 2012 to 2014, scoring 11 goals in 14 games.
Ayiyem won the Ghana Sports Writers Association Award consecutively for three years, starting from 2012 to 2014, While winning the top scorer of the year in 2012 with 18 goals.
Jane played for the under 20 team in 5 games and scored 3 goals. In 2018 she played for Ghana senior team and played scoring 5 goals in 8 games.
1 FAUSTINA AMPAH
Faustina Ampah was born on the 30th November 1996 and is a defender with the Ghana National team and club side FC Minsk.
Ampah began her Career with Blessed Ladies FC in 2009, scoring 26 goals in 60 games. An impressive stats for a defender.
She joined FC Minsk in 2017 and have been with the club to date.
Faustina played with the Ghana women’s national team in the 2018 WAFU women’s cup, scoring in the semifinals and winning the tournament.
She then won the player of the match at the end of the game.
Those top five female Ghanaian footballers listed above are sure a force to reckon with in the continent of Africa. If you think you know more female Ghanaian footballers who deserve a mention kindly do so in the comment box.