Jennifer Cudjoe was born and raised in Ghana, West Africa. Jennifer played for a club called Hassacass Ladies FC until she was 19, then she left Ghana to pursue education and soccer in the United States.
During her time in the states, Jennifer went to three different schools; She spent two years at a JUCO at Northeastern A&M college in Oklahoma, then transferred to an NCAA DII school called Northeastern State University Oklahoma for one season. Jennifer finished her senior year at the University of Maine at Fort Kent. While in college, she also played summer league with California Storm and Asheville City FC. Jennifer finished college with an Accounting degree in Business.
In 2020, Jennifer tried out and made the NWSL team which is now known as Gotham FC. Jennifer was able to sign her first pro contract for three months before being re-signed for two and half years.
Jennifer has a goal to be able to help girls like herself see the future they can have with school and soccer and also be able to break barriers to make their dreams come through.
An Interview With Jennifer
Jennifer Cudjoe changing lives on the field—and off it, too
When Jennifer Cudjoe left her homeland determined to play soccer in the United States a decade ago, the Ghanaian didn’t have a team of people to help her find a school and navigate the mountains of paperwork and prerequisites necessary to enroll.
Fortunately, the current NY/NJ Gotham FC midfielder had a sister, but without her, Cudjoe admits the process would’ve been much more daunting.
When you speak for change, change will happen.