The Black Maidens face a tall order to reach the knockout phase of the competition following group stage dates with heavyweights
Ghana have been handed a tough group for the 2016 Fifa Under-17 Women’s World Cup in Jordan.
Monday’s draw at the Al-Hussein Cultural Centre in central Amman saw Ghana pitted against 2008 finalists the USA, reigning champions Japan and Paraguay in Group D.
The Black Maidens open their campaign against Japan at the Prince Mohammed Stadium on October 1, before clashing with the USA and Paraguay.
Ghana have been ever-present since the inception of the Women’s Under-17 World Cup in 2008.
Nonetheless, a third position at the 2012 edition in Azerbaijan, beating Germany by a lone goal in the third-place playoff, remains the West Africans’ best finish.
Cameroon and Nigeria will be the continent’s other representatives in Jordan.
The former drew Venezuela, Germany and Canada in Group B, while the latter made Group C alongside Brazil, England and Korea DPR.
The 2016 gathering, the fifth edition of the tournament, runs between September 30 and October 21.