Black Queens coach Yusif Basigi has dropped nine players in naming his 21-member final squad for the Women’s AFCON in Cameroon next week.

Alima Sadia Moro, the only foreign-based shot stopper was dropped from the squad as well as Deborah Afriyie who was touted the Lionel Messi of the side.

Another goalie Beatrice Nketsia and defenders Hillia Kobblah, Mabel Baffoe Eshun and Agnes Quaye as well as Rita Otchere and Alberta Asante were all dropped.

The squad for the tournament featured eight foreign-based players with 13 home-based stars.

U.S-based Florence Dadson and Swedish duo of Elizabeth Addo and Portia Boakye made it into the final 21 despite reporting late to camp.

In all, three goalkeepers, six defenders, eight midfielders and four attackers were selected.


Goalkeepers: Nana Ama Asantewa , Patricia Matey and Fafali dumehashi

Defenders: Janet Egyir, Rosemary Ampem, Linda Eshun, Cynthia Adobea, Cynthia Adjei and Regina Antwi

Midfielders: Juliet Acheampong, Mary Essiful, Priscilla Saahane, Priscilla Otchere, Safia Abdul Rahman, Alice Kusi, Elizabeth Addo, Grace Asare

Strikers: Samira Suleman, Portia Boakye, Florence Dadson, Faiza Ibrahim

The tournament will be held in Cameroon between 19 November and 3 December 2016.