Facing high-profile teams will prepare us for Women's AFCON - Black Queens Goalkeeper Cynthia Konlan

Published on: 09 July 2024

Black Queens goalkeeper Cynthia Konlan Findib has urged the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to organize additional top-tier friendly matches for the team as they gear up for the 2025 Women's Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON).

The tournament has been rescheduled to take place next year instead of this year in Morocco, leaving windows for more intense friendlies.

The Black Queens secured their spot in the upcoming tournament, now slated for 2025 after rescheduling, marking their return following a two-edition absence.

Ahead of their WAFCON campaign, Ghana is poised to take on Japan in a friendly encounter this weekend.

The match not only serves as a crucial preparation fixture for both teams but also offers head coach Nora Hauptle an opportunity to assess her squad.

"When we play against countries like Japan, Brazil and others that are ranked highly above us, it will give us more preparations ahead of the WAFCON," she said.

"I know the GFA are working towards [such games] which is good for us as Black Queens."

Ghana's clash against Japan is scheduled for Saturday, July 13, at the Go Go Curry Stadium.