Women's international round-up


Six senior Addicks featured in the February international break, representing their respective nations across Olympic qualifiers, Nations League play-offs and international friendlies.

Get the lowdown on how they fared below...


Freda Ayisi received her first call up to the Ghana national team as they locked horns with Zambia in their Olympic Games third-round qualifiers.

In the first leg, the Black Queens were condemned to defeat as Zambia claimed a 1-0 victory at the Accra Sports Stadium. In the second leg, Ghana led 3-2 and looked to force the game to extra time, however, Zambia’s late leveller halted Ghana's hopes of Olympic qualification and secured a 4-3 aggregate win for the Copper Queens.


Kayleigh Barton and Tegan McGowan travelled to Dublin for a friendly clash against the Republic of Ireland ahead of next week’s Euro 2025 qualifying draw.

With new manager Rhian Wilkinson watching on, Wales earned 2-0 victory against the hosts. Barton replaced Elise Hughes in the second half, while McGowan was an unused substitute.

Northern Ireland

Rebecca McKenna and Northern Ireland faced Montenegro in the Nations League play-offs and retained their League B status with a 3-1 aggregate win. In the first leg at the Podgorica City Stadium, Tanya Oxtoby’s side found the opener in the 70th minute, before Demi Vance headed home from McKenna’s cross in additional time to secure a 2-0 win.

In the reverse fixture at Windsor Park, McKenna featured for the entire 90 minutes as Northern Ireland came from behind to claim a 1-1 draw.


From Charlton’s PGA, Gloria Siber was called up by Hungary for their Nations League play-off fixtures against Belgium.

Both meetings produced 5-1 victories for Belgium, with Siber featuring for 25 minutes off the bench in the home tie at the Pancho Arena and was substituted 11 minutes in the return leg.

England U23s

Linking up with the senior squad in Marbella for a warm weather camp, the Young Lionesses squad included Kiera Skeels and Mia Ross for matches against Spain and the Netherlands. Centre-back Skeels featured in both starting line-ups and struck the post against Spain as England were condemneed to a 3-1 defeat.

Against the Netherlands, Skeels forced goalkeeper Danielle de Jong into a remarkable save but England faced heartbreak due to an injury-time equaliser from their opponents in a 1-1 encounter. Ross was an unused substitute in both games.

(Photo: Ghana Football Association)

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