PROFILE: Selina Anima, A Blend Of Football Talent And Hard Work

Selina Anima (Professional footballer)
Selina Anima (Ghanaian Professional footballer)

Talent is not enough; but hard work, determination and perseverance brings out the best in every person who is willing to bring out the best career in their career.

SELINA ANIMA is a professional footballer who currently plays for Ghana Premier League side, Berry Ladies. Her affection for the game gained her a lot of respect in the field of play. Her aggressiveness, position, eyes on and off the ball, movement on the turf, ball control and strength is superb.

Date of Birth

Selina, was born on 7th July 2002 in a town called at Dormaa, She was born to Ghanaian parents; Mr. Alex Tonsu and Mrs. Agnes Asemia.


She started her elementary education at Presbyterian school. She later furthered her education to the Junior High level at Blessing preparatory school. Selina Anima then gained admission to study Home Economics at Dormaa Senior High School.

After her WASSSCE examination which she successfully completed, Selina decided to pursue her dream career. However, she was engaged in several inter-schools competitions in her various schools that she graduated.

Football Career

She started her amateur career with Candies Soccer Academy in the year 2018 where she played as a center back (CB). Candies Soccer Academy played Ghana Women’s division one league where they emerged as champions. Selina played 18 games for her side, scored 3 goals and provided 6 assists. In the 2019/2020 season, Selina was transferred to Halifax ladies and started her professional career where she played 14 matches, scored 2 goals and made 4 assists.

Selina Anima (Professional footballer)

Halifax ladies was rebranded to Berry Ladies; and she played an integral part in the team. In the 2020/2021 season, Berry Ladies were 2nd in the League log in the Women’s League and also reached the quarter-finals of the FA Cup. Selina played 11 League matches and made 4 assists, while she played two FA Cup matches. She was named Valuable Player (MVP) twice, both in the league and the FA Cup, respectively.

Selina Anima is a right footed player. She also plays perfectly with her left foot. Selina is a very quick, aggressive and physically strong player known for her anticipation, tackling and aerial prowess, techniques and passing abilities.

Although she plays as a right back, she was also deployed as a center back and defensive midfield in some matches for her physical strength, work rate, techniques, composure in possession and confidence on the ball which enables her to play out of center back to lunch attack with long balls after winning back possession.

Coach Fifi Adotey (Ex-Ghana U17 Coach) ones described Selina as a physically strong center back with excellent aerial abilities, as well as good techniques and distribution.

Selina Anima (Professional footballer)

Coach Adotey said; “She’s a very accurate tackler with a strong position sense, and excels at anticipation of her opponent. Her composure and concentration, singles out as crucial to the team’s success”. Coach Adotey also labeled her as one of the best defenders in the world.

Selina Anima is part of the Black Princesses squad that qualified for their 6th World Cup in 2022. She is determined to work hard to earn her first International assignment, to showcase herself to the rest of the world on what she is capable of doing. Her aim is to play for the Senior National team, the Black Queens and ply her trade outside the African continent.

She is the real blend of talent and hard work combined, which has truly shown in her performance from her youthful days to her professional career. Her style of play has gained her the nickname “BARROSSO” by her fans and colleagues.

Brent Kojo Amenuvor.

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