Experienced striker Samira Suleman has been handed a surprise recall to the Black Queens ahead of the 2018 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations scheduled for November 17 to December 1.
The former Hasaacas Ladies star – who spearheaded Ghana’s attack to win gold at the 2015 Africa Games – had not been invited to the team since her last time at the 2016 Women’s Afcon in Cameroon.
But head coach Bashir Hayford has finally looked her way as he seeks to blend more experience with his youthful side.
Samira – who plays for Afturelding/Fram in Iceland – is awaiting her flight ticket to Ghana in order to connect with her colleagues at their Prampram camping base.
As earlier reported by Footy-Ghana.com, centre-back pair Janet Egyir and Linda Eshun have reported to camp from their respective clubs in Europe. Also already with the team is midfielder Alice Kusi of Lebanese side Zouk Mosbeh Girls FC.
Team captain Elizabeth Addo, after recently completing a move to the Australian league is the latest to join the Black Queens camp.
Seven more foreign-based players (aside Samira Suleman) are scheduled to begin arriving in Accra early next week after completing their club commitments. They include Sandra Owusu-Ansah and Portia Boakye who are expected to join the team by Tuesday October 30.
Also, the quintet of Faustina Ampah, Priscilla Okyere, Wasila Diwura Soale, Priscilla Eghan and Sherifatu Sumaila will arrive on November 3.
Currently, there are about 21 local players at the Black Queens camp while 12 have been invited from clubs abroad. Head coach Bashir Hayford is expected to settle on a provisional list of 30 to be submitted to Caf by Friday October 26.
The list will later be trimmed to 21 for the 2018 Women’s Afcon.
Ghana will face Algeria, Mali and Cameroon at the group stage.