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The performance by the Maidens at the Fifa U-17 women's world cup has put them in a good position to pick the African women's team of the year award.

Ghana's national under 17 female team, the Black Maidens have been nominated for the 2012 African women's team of the year.

The Maidens have been nominated together with the 2012 African women's champions, Equatorial Guinea and the Super Falcons of Nigeria.

The winner of the award will be known on December 20 in Accra where the awards ceremony for the 2012 African player of the year will be held.

The Black Maidens were the first African team to reach the quarter finals of the Fifa under 17 women's world cup.

They won the bronze medal after beating Germany 1-0 in the third place play-off in Azerbaijan.