The Black Princesses did not make the Junior Teranga Lionesses feel welcomed at all, at the Accra Sports Stadium as they bombarded them with six unreplied goals in a first leg, first round FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup qualifier on Sunday.
Strikers Sandra Owusu Ansah and Jane Ayiayam scored a brace each while Priscilla Adobea and Captain Fatima Alhassan added one apiece to give Ghana a huge advantage ahead of the second leg coming up on the weekend of 24-26 July in Dakar.
“We know that visiting teams normally come to play compact in the middle, and so the game plan was to possess the ball and use the wider areas so that we will be able to multiply in the final third,” coach Mas-Ud Didi Dramani told the press after the game.
“We were very confident that we will create more scoring opportunities but we were also very careful not to be taking on the break.
“Watching them on Saturday I saw that all that they were doing was to only play one person upfront and try to do ball orientation so we intensify our thoughts and our tactical play by moving into the wider areas, and you will realize that all our goals came from the flanks,” the former Kotoko coach concluded.
The Black Princesses may seem to have done enough to progress to the second round but that will only be sealed after the second leg.
However, Equatorial Guinea or Mali await them on the other side as they continue in their quest to secure one of the two available slots to Papua New Guinea 2016.
The first time the Black Princesses qualified for the U-20 World Cup was in 2010 and have not missed any edition afterwards, but they have never made it past the first round.