Memunatu Sulemana, a former goalkeeper for the Black Queens who represented Ghana at the FIFA Women’s World Cup, has spoken out about her awful situation since retiring from football.
In a career spanning more than ten years, the 45-year-old played in over 30 matches for Ghana’s women’s national team.
She also competed for the Black Queens teams in the FIFA Women’s World Cup competitions in 1999, 2003, and 2007.
Sulemana claimed that despite having a distinguished career, she made relatively little money playing football, which contributed to her current predicament.
She acknowledged residing at a temporary residence in Kaneshie, Accra, in an interview with Original TV that was posted on YouTube.
The former goalkeeper’s current circumstance is unexpected, especially considering the fact that she has played a few football-related roles since hanging up her gloves.
She received an invitation from the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in 2018 to help with the draw for the Women’s African Cup of Nations, which was held in Ghana that year.
She was also named to the technical staff of Ghana’s U17 women’s national team, the Black Maidens, two years later.
As the team’s goalkeepers’ trainer, Sulemana later held the same position for the Black Queens.