Ghana FA spokesperson Ibrahim Sannie Daara has no doubts the Black Maidens will be crowned Africaâ€™s Womenâ€™s National Team of the Year.
The countryâ€™s Under-17 womenâ€™s team have beenÂ pencilledÂ for the honour after their impressive showing at the Fifa Under-17 Womenâ€™s world cup in Azerbaijan last month.
The Black Maidens became the first African nation to pick a medal at the world stage after Â beating Germany to grab bronze.
The Ghanaians however faces stiff competition from reigning African champions Equatorial Guinea and Nigeriaâ€™s Super Falcons.
But the countryâ€™s FA spokesperson Ibrahim Sannie Daara insists none of theÂ competitorsÂ can notch up to the achievement of the Maidens.
â€œNo African team has been able to win a medal in any womenâ€™s competition ever in the world,â€ Daara told radio XYZ
â€œSo on paper anybody will say that they are the favourite. They are the first African team to put Africa on the medals map.
â€œSo on paper you will say that they are the favourite. If you Â look at history, records and performance, you will want to give them the favouriteâ€™s tag.
â€œSo for us we think they deserve to win the award and weâ€™ll be waiting with waited breath to see them win.
â€œThey did the country very proud. They did Africa very very proud. They took Africa where itâ€™s never been to.
â€œWe think that if Â the award if given to them it will encourage them and the other African teams to do well and even do better.â€
The winner will be made public at the Awards Gala to be held on December 20, at the Banquet Hall, State House in Accra.