The position of a goalkeeper is almost unrecognisable nowadays to what it was merely five or six years ago.
Gone were the days when goalkeepers were known as mere shot stoppers or cross catchers. Things have changed to the extent that they are charged with being the first point of attack, using their ball-playing abilities to start passing sequences and helping their side dominate possession.
Sportsgh.com takes you through the top five female goalkeepers in the Ghana Women premier league.
Who do we think are the 5 best female goalkeepers in Ghana right now?
Take a look at our rankings below:
- KERRIE McCARTHY- KUMASI SPORTS ACADEMY
Calm, an excellent communicator and superb in the air, Kerrie is an old school type of goalkeeper, who places an emphasis on defending above distribution.
Kerrie conceeded 6goals and kept one clean sheet in 7 league appearances in last season’s campaign.
She was included in the Black Princesses squad that competed in the 2018 FIFA U20 Women world cup.
- ABIGAIL TAWIAH – BERRY LADIES
One of the finest safest pair of hands in the women league at the moment.
Joining from Sea Lions, Abigail has grown not to be a brilliant shot stopper only but also good at knowing when to come off his line and when to stay.
Abigail was preferred in between the sticks for the senior female national team in their 5-1 victory over their Moroccan counterparts in the two-legged friendly last year.
She commanded her box so brilliantly and pulled up a MoTM performance in their 2-0 victory over Samaria ladies on matchday 2 in the 2020 trauncated Ghana Women premier league.
- AZUME ADAMS- PRISONS LADIES
Next up is Azume Adams have been witb the security service team for a while and have been brilliant, pulling off cat-like saves, taking the ball from a defender under pressure and racing out to meet a cross in her own box.
She kept one clean sheet in 7 games for the Prison ladies in the 2020 Ghana Women’s league campaign.
She was part of the Ghana Squad that competed at the 2012 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, 2014 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup and 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.
2 .EVELYN YEBOAH- AMPEM DARKOA LADIES
If need someone to stop that rocket heading into the top-right corner, Evelyn Yeboah will sort that for you. Is your defender under a bit of pressure from a couple of pressing attackers? No problem, knock out that pass to Evelyn and she’ll calmly switch play.
Anaconda as she’s popularly known is part of the national U20 female football team.
Evelyn kept two cleen sheets in six appearances for the Nanamma in the 2020 Ghana Women’s league campaign.
- FAFALI DUMEHASI- POLICE LADIES
No goalkeeper has redefined her position more than Fafali in the past few years.
Fafali is absolutely brilliant at the old-fashioned stuff and is an agile shot-stopper, decisive in her box and incredibly vocal.
The Black queens goalkeeper kept cleen sheets in games for Police ladies FC in the first round of the 2020 women league.
Fafali was part of the Ghana squad that participated in the 11th edition of the African Women’s Championship held in Namibia in 2014.
By Obed Asafo