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Portia Boakye


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Date of Birth:
1989-04-17
Place of Birth:
Accra, Ghana

Portia Boakye is a Ghanaian international footballer who plays as a forward /defender for Djurgårdens IF in Sweden.

She is regarded as one of the best left-footed players on the Africa continent.

In May 2016 she signed for Östersunds DFF and made her first Debut for Ostersunds DFF against AIK Fotboll Damer coming in as a substitute on the 46th minute and scored the only goal in that match against AIK Fotboll Damer on the 67th minute.

In August 2016, Portia again scored the only goal in the second round of the Elitettan match against AIK Fotboll Damer in Stockholm.

She again continued with her impressive form for Östersunds DFF against Sunnanå SK, coming in as a substitute on the 55th minute when Östersunds DFF was down by a goal, she equalized the goal during the 60th minute, and also went on to score a second goal in the match in the 70th minute to put Östersunds DFF in a lead which helped Östersunds DFF to win the match by 3–1 against Sunnana, after the match she was given the Woman of the Match award.

She ended the season with Östersunds DFF scoring seven League goals and also two goals during the cup matches.

In 2017, she signed a season deal with Trabzon Idmanocagi to participate in the Turkish Women's First Football League.

International Career

In June 2010, Boakye scored in Ghana's 3–0 win over Senegal at the Accra Sports Stadium. The win secured Ghana's place at the 2010 African Women's championship finals.

Boakye was part of the national team which competed in the 2014 African Women's Championship qualification and the 2014 African Women's Championship, playing in all seven of the team's matches.

She played in a friendly match against South Africa in May 2014 and scored the winning goal. She also scored the winning goal in the 2015 All-Africa Games final, with three minutes until the end of the 90 minutes regulation time, to win Ghana's first-ever gold in the competition.

In December 2015 she was nominated for African Women's Footballer of the Year, with Paris Saint-Germain defender Ngozi Ebere, Gabrielle Onguene, Gaelle Enganamouit. She lost this award to Gaelle Enganamouit of FC Rosengard.

In June 2016, she was Voted by the Sports Writers Association of Ghana as the best female footballer of the year.

Honors

All African Games Gold Medal: 2015

Africa Women Cup of Nations Bronze Medal: 2016

WAFU Women's Cup Gold Medal and top scorer: 2018

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