President Simeon-Okraku has heaped praise on his predecessors for their commitment and contribution towards the development of Women’s football.
He was speaking at the launch of the Women’s Football Strategy on Tuesday, July 4, 2023.
‘’The last batch of my thank you goes to all my predecessors who laid the foundation for the Women’s game and took interest in the development of Women’s football and those who invested their time and knowledge in Women’s Football. The list can go on and on but the very last one is Kwesi Nyantakyi’’ he said.
Women’s football hit the limelight in the 90’s following the emergence Post Ladies, La Ladies, Fabulous Ladies, Mawuena Ladies, Ghatel Ladies amongst others.
The Black Queens were the first senior national team to qualify for the FIFA World Cup having made an appearance in 1999. The team has played in 10 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations and finished third on three occasions.
Ghana prides herself as the first African country to win Bronze in the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Azerbaijan where the Black Maidens beat Germany 1-0 in the third place playoffs.
Ghana has also made a huge impact in the FIFA Women’s U-20 World Cup following six successive appearances.