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Ernestina Abambila


Dec 15, 2021

Ernestina Abambila (born 30 December 1998) is a Ghanaian Professional footballer who plays as an Attacking midfielder and a Defensive midfielder for UKS SMS Łódź in the Polish women’s Ekstraliga. Abambila is the first Ghanaian to score in the UEFA Women’s Champions League. She made her senior international debut for the Ghana women’s national football team against France in 2017 at the age of 18.

Ghanaian footballer
Ernestina Abambila
Personal information
Full name Ernestina Abambila
Date of birth (1998-12-30) December 30, 1998 (age 22)
Place of birth Takoradi, Ghana
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2015 Mississippi Valley State 14 (4)
2016 Youngstown State 22 (14)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017 FC Minsk 18 (10)
2018 Aris Thessaloniki FC
2019 Assi IF 19 (1)
2020 Sporting Club de Huelva 4 (0)
2020– 2021 Medyk Konin 21 (3)
2021 UKS SMS Łódź
National team
2014 Ghana U17 11 (2)
2016–2018 Ghana U20 10 (3)
2017– Ghana 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

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In 2016, Abambila signed a two year contract with Youngstown State.[1] Abambila began her professional career after finishing university. She signed for Belarusian Premier League (women) side FC Minsk. She became the first Ghanaian to score in the UEFA Women’s Champions League when FC Minsk beat Ljubljana in the group stage of the 2017-18 UEFA Women’s Champions League.[2]

Abambila had her FIFA debut at the 2014 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup hosted by Costa Rica in 2014. Her debut game was against North Korea that ended 2–0 to Ghana.[3]

FC Minsk

  1. Ghana Soccer Net. “Ghana star Ernestina Abambila signs for Youngstown State”. Ghana Soccer Net. Ghana Soccer Net. Retrieved 2 October 2017.
  2. http://spicefmonline.com/ernestina-abambila-scored-her-first-ucl-goal-as-zfk-minsk-walloped-ljubiljana-50/
  3. Fifa. “Ernestina ABAMBILA”. Fifa. Fifa. Archived from the original on November 21, 2015. Retrieved 29 June 2017.

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