GFA announces high-profile friendly fixture for the Black Queens against Japan

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The Ghana football Association (GFA) announced on Thursday, May 9, 2024, a forthcoming friendly between Nora Hauptle’s Black Queens and the Nadeshiko of Japan.

The said game is scheduled for July 13, 2024 at the Kanazawa Go-Go Curry Stadium in Japan.

Japan, who will be featuring at the summer’s Olympic Games, will use the game against Ghana as a pre cursor ahead of a stern test against Nigeria at the Olympics — albeit facing Spain 11 days after Ghana and subsequently Brazil.

Having previously claimed 9 wins out of 11 against African opponents (including two against Ghana), Japan, who are currently ranked as the 7th FIFA women’s best nation in the world, will aspire to clinch Olympic gold in addition to its 2011 Women’s World Cup Championship crown.

Meanwhile, for Ghana and Nora Hauptle, the game serves as the right opportunity to test the mettle and resolve of the players after narrowly losing out on Olympic qualification to Zambia in a keenly contested two-legged affair in Accra and Ndola, respectively.

On the brighter side, Ghana, who haven’t participated in a Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON) since 2018, will look to prepare adequately for the global showpiece happening in Morocco, with the official date yet to be made known.

Story by: Andrews Sefa Bamfo|

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