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Injured Owusu-Ansah backs Ghana for gold at 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations

15:12 GMT 13/11/2018
Ghana women - Awcon 2016
The forward believes the Black Queens are capable of lifting the continental trophy for the first time

Crocked Ghana striker Sandra Owusu-Ansah believes the Black Queens are on course to win their first Africa Women Cup of Nations title.

The three-time losing finalists are hoping to go one step better this time around, more so with their status as host nation.

Bashir Hayford's outfit, who beat South Africa 1-0 in their final warm-up game on Sunday, will play in Group A alongside Cameroon, Algeria and Mali. 

“The Black Queens are capable of winning the ultimate at the women’s Afcon for the first time, looking at the players in camp,” Owusu-Ansah told Agyenkwa FM.

“We have a good team with a blend of local and foreign players. The atmosphere in camp is a sign of something big coming this time around. 

“I will plead with Ghanaians to support the Queens throughout the tournament because with their support, we can achieve our target."

Ghana will open the tournament against Algeria on Saturday before facing Mali and Cameroon. 

The top three teams at the tournament will secure tickets for the 2019 Fifa Women's World Cup in France

Owusu-Ansah will play no part of the Awcon, having been ruled out by injury. 

She was expected to dazzle in her first major tournament for the Black Queens after impressing at youth level. 

The 18-year-old Lebanon-based striker captained Ghana at this year's Fifa Under-20 Women's World Cup.